English Language Learners

English Language Learners
NPSD’s English Language Learner program supports students who speak other languages, are learning English, and who may have recently moved to the United States.

  • Federal regulations mandate that schools assess English language learners each year in grades K-12.
  • Rhode Island is a member of WIDA, a multi-state partnership that has created an English language proficiency test called: ACCESS for ELs (Assessing Comprehension and Communication State to State for English Learners).
  • ACCESS for ELs is administered each year to any student who is receiving EL support and/or any ELL student who has been waived from EL programming.The ACCESS scores are used to determine the ELL students’ proficiency levels and progress in English language acquisition.
  • Scores are used to drive instruction and services for the next school year and provide important data that enhances instruction and learning in supports for ELs.
  • When an EL student reaches English proficiency determined by the ACCESS score and other exit criteria, he/she will exit the ELL program and be monitored for two years by an ELL specialist.

Please review our ELL program brochure (see below).
For further questions, please contact:
Enid Jackson, ELL Administrator, by email at enid.jackson@npsd.k12.ri.us  or by phone at 401.233.1100.



Assistant Superintendent/ ELL Director Louise Seitsinger
North Providence School Department louise.seitsinger@npsd.k12.ri.us
2240 Mineral Spring Avenue (401) 233-1100 Ext. 11106
North Providence, RI 02911
Fax: (401) 233-1106

Corey King
233-1150 ext.3115

Birchwood Middle School/ Coordinator

Enid M. Jackson (​ ELL Specialist/ Coordinator)


S: 233-1120

Greystone/Whelan School

Alexandra Puleo (ELL Specialist) alexandra.puleo@npsd.k12.ri.us

S: 233- 1130 / 233-1180

McGuire/ Greystone Schools

Jennifer Kolleck (ELL Specialist) jennifer.kolleck@npsd.k12.ri.us

S: 233-1160/233-1130

Centredale/ Stephen Olney Schools
Beata DeConti (ELL Specialist) beata.deconti@npsd.k12.ri.us

S: 233-1145/ 233-1160

Ricci Middle School / District
Lori Drolet (ELL Specialist)

S: 233-1170 ext. 6024