Our Goal:

Hutchinson Public Schools' English Learner Program is designed to meet individual needs to assist English Learners in acquiring the formal academic English necessary to succeed in school and beyond. Instruction is aligned with the district’s curricula, WIDA English language development standards, and Minnesota state content standards

1. Scaffolding Understanding
2. Purposeful Grouping
3. Background Knowledge
4. Extended Discussion
5. Valuing Linguistic Differences

Contact Info:

email: pam.rausch@isd423.org

Hutchinson Middle School, Room 306
    320-587-2854  ex 4306

Hutchinson High School, Room 3430
320-587-2151  ex 5354

A Little About Me:

Welcome! I teach English Learners at Hutchinson Middle and High School.  I grew up in a bilingual community, with parents, grandparents, and neighbors who spoke both German and English at home.  After earning a bachelor's degree in education from the College of Saint Benedict, I earned my master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language at St. Cloud State University.  I've been teaching English Learners in Hutchinson since 2009, and I love the opportunity it gives me to get to know people from different backgrounds and cultures.  When I'm not teaching, I enjoy reading a good book and traveling.