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The last day of school is Thursday, May 26th.  There will be a two hour early dismissal that day.
Farley Elementary School
Address: 405 3rd Ave NE | Farley, IA 52046
Phone: (563) 744-3308
Fax: (563) 744-9190
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Welcome!  Bienvenidos!  Bienvenue!  Thank you for visiting the English Language Learner (ELL) page for Farley Elementary and Drexler Middle School! 


  • William Penn University-K-12 ELL endorsement
  •  Loras College- Bachelor's Degree Education and French 
  • ELL teacher:  Western Dubuque schools 2013-present
  • World Languages Teacher:  Dubuque Schools 
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I was born in France and I am a native speaker of French.  I am bilingual in French and English.  I studied Spanish in high school and college and love interacting with our Hispanic students in their language.  I moved to Australia from France when I was 8 years old and became an English Language Learner as I struggled to learn this new language.  It is my goal to make this process easier for my students than it was for me. I have traveled to 5 of the 7 continents and never cease to be amazed by the diversity that our world has to offer.
In my spare time, I love to spend time outdoors on my horses and my bicycle with my family.  
Mrs. Stephanie Rickels
ELL (English Language Learners) Teacher
Kindergarten-8th grade 
563-744-3308 Ext. 5012 
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