Access to the Curriculum

for English Learners and Migrant Students

We are 5 colleagues who serve 105 school districts across the state of South Dakota.

In the 2018-19 school year, 93 school districts are Title III Consortium members and we serve 12 Migrant Consortium districts.

Gwyneth Dean-Witte

Gwyneth Dean-Fastnacht is an ELS Instructional Specialist with over 20 years of experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse students in the K-12 educational system in the United States and abroad, including South Dakota, Bolivia, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, and China. As an endorsed English as a New Language teacher (ENL), Gwyneth has had a varied…

Tanya Vitek

Tanya Vitek is an Instructional Specialist with the South Dakota Statewide Title III & Migrant Consortia.  Tanya’s passion for education drives her to keep student achievement and student opportunities at the forefront of every decision.  Mrs. Vitek received a Bachelors in Science in Elementary/Early education with a Middle School endorsement in Language Arts and Social…

Bobbie Kilber

Bobbie Kilber is in her third year working as an Instructional Specialist with the SD Statewide Title III and Migrant Consortia. Bobbie supports approximately 25 of the member districts. She provides professional development and technical support to schools with English Learners and/or migrant students. Throughout Bobbie’s 22 years working in education, she has gained experience…

Jean Larson

Jean Larson, ENL, Ms.Ed.  provides instructional support to schools in the SD Statewide Title III/Migrant Consortia.  She is an experienced educator and counselor who discovered a passion for assisting English Learners during her employment at the Huron School District.   Jean channeled this passion for struggling English Learners into her work with Consortium schools by providing expert and patience…

Lindsay Frankenfeld

Lindsay has been working with bilingual and multilingual students and families since 2000 when she taught English for the Oshima Board of Education in Hokkaido, Japan through the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. After returning home, she visited classrooms and supported curriculum design as a graduate assistant for the Program for Teaching East Asia…

Program Goals

Title III Grant Goals Raise language proficiency of SD English Learners Provide effective Professional Development Raise EL Family and Community Engagement Technical Support Migrant Grant Goals All migrant students reach challenging academic standards Graduate with a high school diploma (or complete a GED) Prepare students for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment