• General

    WELCOME to the ELL (English Language Learners) website at Holman Middle School.  

    We love parents to be involved in our school and we invite parents to help on field trips, to be greeters for new families here at Holman, and to volunteer in the ELL classroom.

    We hope you can use some of the links below to find websites to help your student with their homework and for parents to learn more about the ELL community in the Pattonville School District. You can use this site to contact me if you have questions about our school or the ELL program.


      Mrs. Claudia Benbow - ELL Teacher at Holman

      Mrs. Benbow is the English Language Learner (ELL) Specialist at Holman Middle School since August, 2007.  She also worked at Heights Middle School for two years before coming to Holman.  Her role as the ELL teacher is to teach language minority students from sixth through eighth grade how to listen, speak, read, and write proficiently in English.  She teachers ELA (English Language Arts) and social Studies.

      Before coming to St. Louis, Mrs. Benbow lived in Sao Paulo, Brazil where she taught for over 15 years and earned a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics and Language Studies.  She completed her middle school language arts and ELL (English language learners) certifications at Lindenwood University.  Mrs. Benbow loves swimming, sewing, dancing, traveling, learning about different cultures and languages and spending time with her family.  She can speak four languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, and  a little Italian.