ESL PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The goal of the Shenandoah Valley School District is to provide an English as Second Language program for each student whose dominate language is not English for the purpose of facilitating the student’s achievement of English proficiency and to meet the academic standards.
The program model for our elementary school is a Pull Out ESL Program. In this type of program students are pulled out from mainstream classes to receive intensive language instruction from an ESL teacher.
Jr./Sr. High School
The program model for our secondary school is a Content Based ESL Program. Students have an ESL English class scheduled and receive instruction from an ESL teacher. This class is in addition to their content area classes.
SHENANDOAH VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT ESL STAFF
Debbie Stivers - Instructor/District Coordinator
Diann Belsak - Instructor
570-462-2796 ext .1014
Jessica Kowalchick - Instructor
570-462-1957 ext 3105
Melissa Malloy - Instructor
570- 462 - 1957 ext 2113
Websites of Interest
WIDA - WIDA advances academic language development and academic achievement for linguistically diverse students through high quality standards, assessments, research, and professional development for educators.