The vision of the Johnson City Schools English Learner (EL) team is to support English Learners and their families by providing focused support with the social, emotional, cultural, linguistic, and academic skills necessary to excel in higher education, work, and life.  

Our Commitment:

  • Achieve the district's established achievement goals for our EL students.
  • Provide direct EL services to ELs based on their language proficiency needs.
  • Develop Non-English Language Background students' social and emotional knowledge while valuing their cultural identity. 
  • Engage EL families in the educational process. 


Dr. Robbie Anderson, Director of Accountability and School Improvement
District English Learner Coordinator
Phone: 423-434-5220

Patti Featherree, Administrative Assistant and Federal Programs Secretary
Phone:  423-434-5220
Fax:  423-218-0549

JC Schools Spanish Interpreter

Fernando DeSousa-Pereira: 791-2080

JC Schools ESL Teachers

Cherokee: Angie Johnson and Cara Waddell: 434-5281

Fairmont: Amanda Smith: 434-5275

Towne Acres: Amanda Smith: 854-4800

Lake Ridge: Freta Tipton: 610-6030

North Side: Kim Boone: 434-5249

Mountain View: Naomi Foote: 434-5260

South Side: Candice Quade: 434-5290

Woodland: Mary Katherine Wolfe: 434-5267

Indian Trail: Maggie Lilly: 610-6000

Liberty Bell: Jill Winiger: 232-2177

SHHS: Joe Hoffman: 232-2190