Welcome to my classroom!

Dear parents & students:

My name is Sherri Westra and I am the ELL teacher at Cityview. I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.S. degree and received my Master of Education degree from the University of Minnesota.  I earned my Teaching Chinese as a second language license and Teaching English as a second language license at the University of Minnesota. I also received certifications of Long Distance Digital Learning and Advanced Second Language Learning at the University of Minnesota. I have taught Chinese as second language for 9 years in both middle school and high schools. This is my first year teaching ESL at Cityview. I am excited to be here to help your child in learning English.

I believe all students can learn and will learn when they put effort into their learning. The students in my classroom will use four language modalities: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. I would like to partner with you in your child’s learning. As a non-native English speaker myself, I understand the journey to learn a language that is not your mother tongue. I am here to help your child in his or her journey to success.

If you have any questions in regarding of your child’s learning, please email me at sherri.westra@mpls.k12.mn.us or call 612-668-2270 (school office). 


Sherri Westra

Ms. Westra and family
Ms. Westra and family