Colette Mlot » Welcome to the EL Program!

Welcome to the EL Program!

My name is Colette Mlot, and I am an English Learning (EL) teacher at Willow. This is my 11th year teaching, and my 6th year at Willow. I received my Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from National-Louis University, along with my English as a Second Language endorsement. I also continue to take courses and workshops in Education on a regular basis.

I live with my husband, Pete, and 3 cats-Oscar, Bart, and Norman.  In my free time I enjoy reading, traveling, swimming, and anything that gets me up and moving!


My first goal is for all students to feel comfortable learning and trying new things in our group. I look forward to working with your children this school year!


Below are some links for learning at home:


A great site for bilingual families is


For more information on our EL program, please see the attached document.