Multilingual Learners (ML)


District Coordinator of Multilingual Education

Tony Jennaro


District Lead Bilingual Translator & Interpreter 

Freddy Machado Maradiaga

Bilingual Family Liaison (Spanish)

Dania Cannon

Bilingual Family Liaison (Hmong)

Jennifer Yang

Our Mission

To promote and enrich academic language learning for multilingual learners. Advocacy, support, and collaboration are vital to the success of this mission. We celebrate and build upon the rich cultural heritage, knowledge, and experiences that our learners and their families bring to the community.

Our Vision

We recognize and build upon the rich cultural heritage, knowledge and lived experiences that our students and families bring to the community.

Our Program

Sun Prairie Area School District is a Multilingual Community with over 50 home languages spoken Multilingual learners and families in all of our 15 schools. 

Sun Prairie Area School District offers an integrated mainstream, content-based language program, in which students receive specific language instruction that is structured around academic content. The principal goal is developing academic English skills and mastery in core content.  We also have newcomer English classes for recent arrivals to the United States. Finally, we are launching bilingual education through our Dual Language Immersion Program in the 2023-24 school year!

Our multilingual learners are linguistically gifted students who are learning content in conjunction with language, as well as the language needed in each content area.

Our teachers use the English Language Development standards of WIDA to support language and ensure  and monitor language growth.  


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