Ms. Merrilynn Jono, Lead ELL Teacher
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Ms. MerriLynn Jono, ELL teacher for 3rd Grade

Hi!  Nyob zoo!  My name is Merri Lynn Jono, and I am the third grade ELL teacher at HIA.  I have been teaching in Minneapolis for many years and love working with ELL students.  I enjoy learning about other cultures including Hmong culture .  My travels include visits to Laos, Thailand, China, Japan, Mexico and Europe.  I believe that it is important for students to have strong skills in Academic English to achieve success.  At the same time, I encourage them to value and keep their native language and culture.