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EL Program Philosophy 

We believe our English Learners bring unique assets to strengthen our schools and community. Colonial School District’s English Learner (EL) Program is dedicated to ensuring equitable access to high quality, rigorous grade-level instruction to foster language proficiency and academic success. Our highly qualified educators support students across all subjects, focusing on language and literacy. We engage families and the community through The Power of We to support every student’s educational and social-emotional development to enable success in college, career, and life.

CSD EL Program Service Offerings

ESL Push-In

The English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher provides language support and/or instruction in the content area in the general education classroom.

ESL Pull-Out

The EL pulled out of the general education classroom for small group language instruction.

 

 

English Language Development (ELD)

The English Language Development class is aligned to the WIDA standards as well as Common Core State Standards (CCSS). ELs also participate in core content classes.

Newcomer English Instruction

Newcomer ELs from various language backgrounds receive intensive ELD instruction for the majority of the day, and join their native English speaking peers for electives.

Sheltered English Instruction

Content certified teachers receive training on SIOP strategies to make subject-area content rigorous, culturally relevant, and comprehensible for ELs.

Our Team

Sherri Clark

Sherri Clark

Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Dr. Crystal Lancour

Dr. Crystal Lancour

Supervisor of K-12 Mathematics & World Language

Dr. Nick Baker

Dr. Nick Baker

Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction: Science and Social Studies

Katie Gutowski

Katie Gutowski

Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction: K-12 English Language Arts

Schalea Sanders

Schalea Sanders

ELL Specialist

Tom Gavin

Tom Gavin

Supervisor of Instructional Technology & Libraries