The students in the CPELL program are organized into cohorts (ELL-M and ELL-C). After two years of course work and study at Loyola, the ELL-M educators will be awarded an M.Ed. in English Language Teaching and Learning with an ESL endorsement. After one year of course work and study at Loyola, the ELL-C educators will earn an ESL Endorsement on their teaching license.
In addition to receiving a 50% tuition stipend, the enrolled educators' home districts will receive additional support and programming from the CPELL team. Students enrolled in the CPELL program are dedicated to becoming highly-qualified, effective teachers in multicultural, multilingual schools.
Below is a list of current CPELL cohort members and the types of classrooms in which they teach as well as some of their projects (as they become available).
ELL-M4: 2013 Master cohort
Carly Burda--Hawthorn SD 73
Alexie Downey--North Shore SD 112
Justin Frieman--Stevenson HSD 125
Sarah Larsen--Skokie SD 68
Amanda Pantle--Office of Catholic Schools
Billy Schauer--Office of Catholic Schools
Katy Short--Skokie SD 68
Carrie Strauts--Hawthorn SD 73
ELL-C4: 2013 Endorsement cohort
Angela Athanasopoulos--Skokie SD 68
Molly Rose Flanagan--Skokie SD 68
Carrie Guerard--Skokie SD 68
ELL-M3: 2012 Master cohort
Betsy Berman--North Shore SD 112
Megan Byrne--Skokie SD 68 Balancing the Social-Emotional and Academic Needs by Megan Byrne of English Language Learner and Immigrant Students; Culturally Relevant Classroom Library by Megan Byrne
Charlotte Guntly--Aptakisic-Tripp CCSD 102 Community and School Language Profile by Charlotte Guntly
Renee Phillippose--Skokie SD 68 Who Am I
Nichole Strauel--North Shore SD 112
ELL-C3: 2012 Endorsement cohort
Brandi Barnett--Skokie SD 68 Applied Linguistics Research and Reflection by Brandi Barnett
Ellen Blumenfeld--Fairview South SD 72
Owen Douglas--Skokie SD 68 The Boy Called Curtis Kim
Laurie Heinz--Skokie SD 68
The positive impact of the CPELL program continues long after our scholars complete their course work. The data demonstrates that contributions of CPELL graduates in their classrooms, districts, and communities are realized on a regular and ongoing basis. In fact, 100% of the graduates from the first CPELL program who participated in post-program interviews have assumed new professional responsibilities. CPELL graduates are prepared to develop new and innovative ways to
implement their knowledge into their classrooms; others rise to leadership positions, taking with them a foundation grounded in the most current pedagogy and viewed through a lens of inclusion.
Below you will find some examples of CPELL scholars post-graduation work that promotes a positive school culture and a vision of learning for a school that promotes the success of all students.