Irma Torres Acosta
ELL Resource teacher


Nichols, Julia

ELL Resource jnicholas@elmhurst205.org

Siska, Sybil

ELL Resource ssiska@elmhurst205.org






Colorin Colorado-A bilingual site for parents and educators of English language learners

StorylineOnline-http://www.storylineonline.net/-Celebrities read stories to your student!

Starfall- An interactive learning site to develop reading skills

Reading Rockets- Launching young readers!

Ingles Basico-http://www.inglesmundial.com/Basico.html

Books in English and Spanish (Libros en Ingles y Espanol-https://www.getepic.com/app/sign_in

Learn English Here (Aprende Ingles AQUI)-https://www.duolingo.com/



Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  Thank you for visiting our page.  This page will have information pertaining to English Language Learners. We are proud to have 5 EL resource staff here at Fischer this year working to support the needs of every language learner through their academic journey.  It is going to be a great year!  Please contact us with any questions.

Preguntas en español?
Señorita Siska, Señora Nichols, Srta. Leiber, y Sra. Torres-Acosta hablan español.



Julia Nichols: This is my 6th year as an ELL specialist in District 205, and my 3rd year as part of the wonderful Fischer family. I love teaching students to be successful in their language skills. I graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in Spanish and Sociology and received my Masters in Education from UIC. I've taught K, 1st and 4th grades in self-contained bilingual classrooms, as well as teaching Spanish in elementary and middle schools.  I look forward to another great year of guiding your child as a reader, writer, speaker and listener of language.

Sybil Siska:  I'm excited to say this is my 5th year at Fischer!  My 10th year of teaching, I have taught both here in the states as well as English as a Second Language in the south of Spain.  A graduate of the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, I hold my bilingual, Spanish, and ESL teaching certifications.  I am excited to continue to watch the students grow and learn this year!  Please visit my personal website for Spanish and English resources.

Irma Torres-Acosta: This is my first year at District 205 as an ELL Specialist.  I am so excited to be a part of the Fischer Family! This is my 10th year of teaching. I received my Masters degree in Bilingual and Bicultural Education from Chicago State University with endorsements in ESL and bilingual education. I have taught in 2nd, 3rd, and 4thgrade. I look forward to working with your child this school year!