• Federal Programs

    Federal Programs: English Learners Case Manager

    Wasilla Middle School, Wasilla High School


    For an overview of the MSBSD EL Program, view our District's informational Vimeo: 

    MSBSD English Learner Program


    Kay Huxford


    Cell: 907.707.9590

    WHS: 907.352.8373


    The Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District's EL Program is designed

    to enhance language proficiency for success in the classroom. 



    Bachelor of Arts - English, Communications; Education Program

    Master of Arts - English Literature and Language

    Mster of Arts - Applied Linguistics/TESOL

    Master of Arts - Education Administration and Supervision

    Alaska Type B License: Principal and Administration

    Alaska Teaching Licenses: English 5-12; ESL PK-12; Communication

    Wisconsin Lifetime Teaching License 


    Scheduled Courses:

    Period 1: Wasilla High School - English Language Acquisition

    Period 7: Wasilla Middle School - Connections 


    From the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development:

    The term “limited English proficient,” when used with respect to an individual, means an individual

    who is aged 3 through 21;

    who is enrolled or preparing to enroll in an elementary school or secondary school;

    who was not born in the United states or whose native language is a language other than English;

    who is a Native American or Alaska Native, or a native resident of the outlying areas (Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, or Northern Mariana Islands);

    and who comes from an environment where a language other than English has had a significant impact on the individuals level of English language proficiency;

    or who is migratory, whose native language is a language other than English, and who comes from an environment where a language other than English is dominant;


    whose difficulties in speaking, reading, writing, or understanding the English language may be sufficient to deny the individual:

      • the ability to meet the state’s proficient level of achievement on the states assessments;
      • the ability to successfully achieve in classrooms where the language of instruction is English; or
      • the opportunity to participate fully in society.



    For general information about the WIDA annual assessment, ACCESS 2.0,

    used to determine students' language proficiency level, please visit: