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EL Department T.E.A.M.

English Learner Department T.E.A.M.

Together EL’s Achieve More

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EL Department Head

Mrs. Jerri Lynn Levers

Mrs. Levers is a long time teacher of EL students and has been with Connecting Waters for over 15 years!  She has one daughter and 12 pets! In her spare time, Mrs. Levers loves reading, sewing, volunteering at her local Youth Center, and acting in a reenactment group.  Mrs. Levers loves teaching EL students because it’s so much fun to watch them grow!


Mrs. Melissa Alcorn

Mrs. Alcorn is thankful for her CW family!  She loves making learning fun and meaningful.  She enjoys the experiences and knowledge each of her students bring to class.

When not teaching you are likely to find Mrs. Alcorn outdoors with her husband and dog.  She especially enjoys kayaking and hiking.  She also enjoys spending time with her three grown daughters and son-in-law. 


Mrs. Lauren Bassard

Mrs. Lauren Bassard, also known as Mrs. B., began working for Connecting Waters Charter Schools in 2008 and is beginning her sixth year as an online teacher. What Mrs. B. loves most about her job is finding new solutions to improve learning for our students, and meeting new people, especially from other countries.

Mrs. B. has two sons, two daughter-in-loves, and a husband, Edward, who works at the CWEB Resource Center.   Mrs. B. and her husband enjoy studying and learning together. This March they were blessed with their third grandchild! 

In her free time,  Mrs. B. relaxes by taking long walks with her Jack Russell Terrier-Chihuahua pup, Jett, weight training, camping, traveling, and serving in her church.  Her ideal vacation would include warm weather, snorkeling, hiking, and sight-seeing.   Mrs. B. looks forward to learning about her students and listening to their stories.


Mrs. Sharon McGuire

Mrs. McGuire loves teaching Language Arts classes!  Her favorite part of teaching is playing games with the students and making sure all students are involved and participating in class.  When she is not teaching, Mrs. McGuire enjoys hiking and spending time with her husband and 3 daughters.  She has been an ES for 14 years and loves all of her Connecting Waters students and families!


Ms. Amanda Weimer

Hello CW Family! Ms. Amanda Weimer loves teaching homeschool students and parents! She is a mom of three very active boys and enjoys all outdoor activities. She is so excited to lead you all on a journey of English exploration this school year. Grab your pencils, paper, and books, and let's dive right in!