• Kelly Owens

    ELL Department Chair & Coordinator



    Welcome to ELL (English Language Learners). This year the ELL Department will be located at only Hinsdale Central High School. We will be opening our doors to students from Hinsdale South who receive ELL services. The ELL program is determined to make the transition to Central a positive and engaging experience for students. We seek to grow through learning as a community. Best practices indicates that ELL students learn English through listening, speaking, reading and writing English on a consistent basis. We hope to challenge students to become proficient in English through high standards and research-based teaching strategies.


    This year the ACCESS test, which measures English proficiency, will be administered online. This is a state mandated exam that many ELL students and other students who speak another language must take in the winter. Your student will be notified if they are to complete this exam this winter. For more information about the ACCESS test please visit www.wida.us to find out more about this exam.


    Courses offered in the ELL Department this year:

    ESL 1

    ESL 2

    ESL 3

    ELL Resource

    US History ELL

    Health ELL

    Co-Taught Biology

    Co-Taught English 3


    Any questions or concerns please contact Mrs. Owens, ELL Coordinator (630) 570 8232

  • ELL Department Mission Statement

    The ELL Department strives to create lifelong English speakers who expand on their cultural backgrounds to grow as a community of learners. We hope to create a culture of caring, compassion, literacy, tolerance and embracing of diversity for all students.


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    Kelly Owens

    ELL Coordinator

    Amy Profetto 

    ESL 1, ESL 2, ESL 3 Teacher


    ELL Instructional Aides

    Jacke Bessette

    Samantha Cortez

    Nijole Nichols


    Staff Directory

    Last Name First Name Email Phone Website Department Building
    Bessette Jacqueline jbessett@hinsdale86.org ELL Central
    Cortez Samantha scortez@hinsdale86.org ELL Central
    Nichols Nicole nnichols@hinsdale86.org ELL Central
    Owens Kelly kowens@hinsdale86.org 630-570-8232 sites.google.com/a/hinsdale86.org/kowens/ ELL Central
    Profetto Amy aprofett@hinsdale86.org 630-570-8307 wss.hinsdale86.org/central/ ELL Central