English Learners (EL)

A variety of resources are available to support schools and teachers in serving their English learners (ELs) and to improve student learning using research-based practices.

Contacts by District:

Helen Duranleau-Brennan

Title III Consultant

(BennettBettendorfColumbusDavenportDurantLouisa-MuscatineMuscatineNorth ScottPleasant ValleyWest LibertyWilton)

Email Helen Duranleau-Brennan


Beth Popowski

Title III Consultant

(AndrewBellevueCalamus-WheatlandCamancheCentral DeWittClinton, DelwoodEaston ValleyMaquoketaNortheast)

Email Beth Popowski


Email Pam McDonnell 

(ED) Iowa DE consultant


English Learner Tool Kit – A 161-page document from the Office of English Language Acquisition outlining legal obligations for ELs. The tool kit helps state and local education agencies help ELs by fulfilling these obligations.