Support Staff - HMS
Mrs. Chenoweth - Speech
Mrs. Holzhauser - EL Teacher
Mrs. Lowry - Counselor
Mrs. Seidl - Reading Specialist
Ms. Slater - Psychologist
Dr. Smith - Social Worker
Mrs. Warner - Nurse


Mrs. Holzhauser's Classroom Page
jholzhauser@SD171.org
Phone Ext. 2202


Biography: Mrs. Holzhauser is the Heritage Middle School ELL teacher. She attended Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois earning her B.A. in elementary education with multiple endorsements. She also attended Governors State University earning her M.A. in education with a concentration in ESL and bilingual studies. She grew up in Lansing and loves teaching in the same community in which she received her education.She has always wanted to be a teacher and loves seeing her students learn and grow each year in language development.
Her goal is for all students to understand that we are a part of a global and multicultural community that is made up of many languages!
She loves traveling, Disney, reading books and blogs, and taking art and cooking classes. Mrs. H is married and loves spending time with her family and two cats, Finn and Nox.


ELL Facts:
ELL is an acronym for “English Language Learner(s). These are students who are studying to learn English in addition to their native language. These students are working hard to increase their knowledge in reading, language arts, math, science, technology and social studies. Here in Mrs. H's class we will work together to increase every student's knowledge in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. This will help students meet the WIDA standards or "Can Do Descriptors". Mrs. H  visits kids all over HMS and works with ELL students in the classroom daily to make sure they are successful!

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If you have any questions about the ELL program, please feel free to call or email me!