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English Language Acquisition

The English Language Acquisition program supports teachers in providing English Language Development instruction to English learners in order to help them achieve social and academic language proficiency. We focus specifically on developing skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and grammar. We are committed to providing our English learners access to high quality educational programs designed to ensure that they obtain full proficiency in English as rapidly and effectively as possible. The ultimate goal is to help them meet or exceed grade-level academic standards in a timely manner.

Three Instructional Coaches with specialized training in language acquisition support teachers in implementing English Language Proficiency strategies:

Elissa Gonzalez supports teachers at M.C. Cash and Vista del Sur
Lorie Jaquez supports teachers at Rogers Ranch, Cheatham, and Trailside Point
Kala Benzini supports teachers at Laveen, Desert Meadows, and Paseo Pointe

For more information about our ELL Program, please contact our Program Coordinator, Delphina Avila, at 602-237-9100, ext. 3051, or via email at

English Language Program Brochure