English Language Development Program

The Phoenixville Area School District is committed to ensuring that English language learners have equal access to a high-quality education and the opportunity to achieve their full academic potential.  If you have questions about the program or specific services please contact Jessica Kilmetz or 484-927-5071

Notice of Language Assistance

Translation and interpretation services are available at any time to any family! Please call the helplines below or call your child’s ELD teacher to request these services, if they have not already been provided to you.

Spanish Helpline (484-927-5006)
Portuguese Helpline (484-927-5009)

Phoenixville Area School District's ELD Teachers

Phoenixville Area Early Learning Center
Phoenixville Area Middle School
Ana Bogota
Elizabeth Sokol
Eva Werley
Barkley Elementary
Ruth Dougherty
Sarissa Florida
MaryPat McLaughlin
Julie Miller

Manavon Elementary
Molly Beyer

Schuylkill Elementary
Sarissa Florida
Theresa Morasco
Phoenixville Area High School
Ana Bogota
Kate Camarda
Qi Chen Tso
Allison Curley
Julie Rouse
Beth Ulcay

The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice released resources to help schools in serving English learner students and parents with limited English proficiency:

  • A fact sheet in English and in other languages (see below) about schools’ obligations under federal law to ensure that English learner students can participate meaningfully and equally in school (Jan. 2015).
  • A fact sheet in English and in other languages (see below) about schools’ obligations under federal law to communicate information to limited English proficient parents in a language they can understand (Jan. 2015).


English Language Proficiency Assessment

The current federal education legislation requires an annual English language proficiency assessment of English Learners.  To meet this federal requirement, the WIDA ACCESS 2.0 for ELLs test will be given to English learners in our schools from January 6 to February 21. Eligible students will be administered the WIDA ACCESS 2.0 to assess English proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. If your child will be taking this assessment, you’ll receive a letter in the mail. If you have any comments or questions, please contact your child’s ELD teacher or Dr. Jessica Kilmetz at 484-927-5071.

ACCESS testing notifications in multiple languages can be found to the right. 
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