ELL Center Announces New Director

ELL Center Announces New Director
Posted on 01/06/2020
SabihaPatelEast Prairie School is excited to announce the appointment of Sabiha Patel as the new Director of the ELL Parent Center serving parents in Districts 68, 69, 72, 73, 73.5, and 219. Ms. Patel's employment was unanimously approved by the Parent Center Governing Board, and by the Skokie 68 Board of Education at their last meeting of the year on December 20, 2019. Ms. Patel will begin in her new role on January 15, 2020.

Ms. Patel is a multi-lingual immigrant who brings her experience as an ELL and Early Childhood Educator, as well as a High School Foreign Language Educator to the Center. As a successful newcomer to this country, Ms. Patel is excited to use her background to help our parents navigate that experience themselves. Ms. Patel speaks English, Urdu, Arabic, Hindi, and Gujarati, and has raised her family in Morton Grove. Most recently she has worked at the Muslim Community Center at both the early childhood and high school levels. Ms. Patel holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature from the University of Annamalai in Madras, India and earned a second Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Northeastern University in Chicago where she graduated Summa cum Laude. Most recently she earned her Masters Degree in Dual Language Teacher Leadership from Roosevelt University in Chicago. 

Ms. Patel is passionate about educating both children and adults, and looks forward to helping families continue their journeys as learners. 

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