English Language Learners

Dr. Amy Wodnicki
Director of Student Services
412-429-2638
sseltzer@cvsd.net

Susan Fallert
Student Services Secretary
412-429-2639
sfallert@cvsd.net

Jill Chan
Middle/High School ELL Teacher
jchan@cvsd.net

Amanda Beckett
Intermediate School ELL Teacher
abeckett@cvsd.net

Colleen Marches
Primary School ELL Teacher
cmarches@cvsd.net

Shannon McCullough
Kindergarten ELL Teacher
smccullough@cvsd.net

The Chartiers Valley School District offers a District-wide English Learners (EL) instructional program for students whose dominant language is not English. 

Do you need an interpreter?  Please contact the school and one will be provided.

The purpose of the EL program is to provide students with the language skills they need to participate successfully in content area classes and in their world outside of school. 

The EL department provides support to English learners as they work toward understanding and adapting to a new cultural and academic setting. EL teachers work with the English learners, their families, and the regular content area teachers and staff to assist in the academic and cultural transition, while ensuring full access to all educational opportunities available in the district. 

Our school district receives Title III funds from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as amended (2015).  Title III funds provide additional programs and activities for English Learners and students that fit a federal funding definition of Immigrant Student.  School districts that receive Title III funds are required to report to the State about the district's Title III programs and activities and the children that take part in the programs and activities.

Listed below are a collection of EL Resources for teachers, parents and students:

CVSD's English Learners Google Site

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Allegheny County Immigrants and Refugees
Community Assistance and Refugee Resettlement

Vibrant Pittsburgh
Early Learning Programs
Latino Family Center on Facebook
Catholic Charities for Free Health Care Center
Jewish Family and Children's Services of Pittsburgh