English Language Learner (ELL) Program



The English Language Learner (ELL) Program, supported in part by Title III Federal funds, is designed to assist students who are non-English speaking or limited-English proficient.  Our goal is for these students to learn English as quickly as possible so that they may achieve the same academic standards as their native English speaking peers.  Licensed teachers and trained paraprofessionals work with students to increase their language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Professional development is provided for school staff to support the language development and content-learning of English language learners.  In addition, support is provided for the parents to be fully engaged in their child's education by providing them with information and translation services.

ELL Program Handbook

Special Programs 2015-2016 Highlights

Staff Resources
Parent Resources
Events and Activities 

Parker Center ELL Program Staff (479) 784-8182, (phone extensions are in parentheses)

Susan Boone, Supervisor of Special Programs (3514)

Toni Bullard, Secretary to Supervisor (3562)

Ralph Sattazahn, ELL Assessment and Migrant Education Coordinator (3525)

Amanda Butler, ELL Elementary Coordinator (3520)

Ines Robles-Hough, ELL Secondary Coordinator (3531)

Mary Hillian, ELL Financial Secretary (3516)

Dorothy Chandler, ELL Secretary (3528)

Tam Chu, ELL Records Clerk (3517)

George Griffiths, Spanish Translator and Liaison (3524)




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In compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws, the Fort Smith Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, genetic information, or disability in its employment or educational practices. If you have questions regarding the professional qualifications of your child's teachers or paraprofessionals, you are encouraged to ask Mr. Martin Mahan, Executive Director of Human Resources. • Le invitamos a que hable con la Senor Martin Mahan si usted tiene alguna pregunta sobre las capacitaciones profesionales de los maestros o asistentes de maestros de sus hijos.

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