Phone: 972-429-3000x6201


Degrees and Certifications:

Degree: Bachelor of Science at the University of North Texas Interdisciplinary Studies, 1996 Certifications: Self Contained Classroom PK-6th grade Elementary Early Childhood English as a Second Language

Mrs. Michele Helmink

I am the English as a Second Language teacher at Whitt Elementary. I work with all Whitt Elementary second language learners in an inclusion and/or pull out setting, depending on their needs. We have a very diverse and culturally rich school with over thirty languages spoken by our wolves! I enjoy learning about my student's home languages and cultures! It is a joy to witness their progress and growth from year to year. I have been teaching ESL at Whitt for the past thirteen years, and the 2021-2022 will be my seventeenth year in Wylie ISD.

I live in Wylie with my husband Leon and my children Ryan and Sarah. Ryan is a soon to be gradute of the Univeristy of Texas at Dallas and Sarah is a nursing student at Collin College. 


Please feel free to contact me regarding any questions or concerns you may have regarding your child's second language needs or the English as a Second Language program at Whitt Elementary.