Welcome to Your English Learner Classes

Welcome to the English Learner Classes!  We are so glad you are here!

Please bookmark this webpage because it is the hub for all important things for your English Learner Classes.  

What You Can Find on This Page

  • Calendar with all remote learning assignments
  • Contact information for all your teachers
  • Tutorials for using the technology that you need to use for remote learning.

English Learner Classwork

To find the work you need to complete, look first at the date and then look by teacher name.  Click on the name and then select "more details" to find out the expectations for that assignment.

Meet Your English Learner Teachers


Elizabeth Moats
Hello! ¡Hola! Jambo! Namaste! Ghaw luh a ghay! Welcome to Monroe! My name is Betsy Moats, and I am excited to work with EL’s again this year as they participate in rigorous lessons and strive to achieve high academic standards. The EL team is focused on culturally responsive teaching that creates an environment where students feel socially connected and intellectually safe. 
I have an accounting degree from Texas Christian University and a secondary education degree from Peru State College. I started my teaching career with the YMCA International program in Arequipa, Peru. Since then, I’ve had the great privilege of traveling all over the world, learning about different cultures and bringing that information into the classroom. Listening to my students’ stories and learning about their cultures is one of my favorite parts of this career. This will be my 11th year at Monroe.
Outside of school, I love spending time outdoors with my husband and twin daughters. 

Ms. Birkemeier

Hello! My name is Miss Birkemeier and I am one of the ESL teachers at Monroe. This is my 7th year teaching. I taught third grade for 5 years at Harrison Elementary, ESL at Nathan Hale last year, and now this year at Monroe!
I grew up in Omaha and went to the University of Nebraska at Omaha. I have my B.S. in K-6 Elementary Education from UNO, a pre-k to 12th grade endorsement in ESL from Concordia University, a M.S. in Literacy from UNO, and an Early Childhood endorsement from Creighton University.
I am excited to be at Monroe and to meet all the students!