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

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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Phoenixville Area School District's ELD Teachers

Phoenixville Area Early Learning Center
Kate Camarda (CamardaK@pasd.com)
Sandra Makos (MakosS@pasd.com)
Julie Miller (
Luis Morales (
Schuylkill Elementary
Nora Sicher (SicherN@pasd.com)
Barkley Elementary
MaryPat McLaughlin (MclaughlinM@pasd.com)
Ruth Dougherty (DoughertyR@pasd.com)
Tabitha Wismer (WismerT@pasd.com)

Phoenixville Area Middle School
Ana Bogota (BogotaA@pasd.com)
Elizabeth Sokol (SokolE@pasd.com)
Eva Werley (
Tabitha Wismer (WismerT@pasd.com)

Manavon Elementary
Luis Morales (MoralesL@pasd.com)

Phoenixville Area High School
Ana Bogota (BogotaA@pasd.com)
Allison Curley (
Emily Nicolo (NicoloE@pasd.com)
Julie Rouse (RouseJ@pasd.com)

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).
English download files PDF (443K) | Spanish download files PDF (271K) Chinese - Mandarin Traditional download files PDF (629K) Chinese - Mandarin Simplified download files PDF(605K) Cambodian download files PDF (541K) Hmong download files PDF (372K) Korean download files PDF (396K) Laotian download files PDF (650K) Russian download files PDF (689K) Tagalog download files PDF (437K) Vietnamese download files PDF (660K)
  • 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 download files PDF (547K) | Spanish download files PDF (194K) Chinese - Mandarin Traditional download files PDF (576K) Chinese - Mandarin Simplified download files PDF (559K) Cambodian download files PDF (116K) Hmong download files PDF (439K) Korean download files PDF (343K) Laotian download files PDF (484K) Russian download files PDF (573K) Tagalog download files PDF (427K) Vietnamese download files PDF (547K)
Notice of Language Assistance

If you have difficulty understanding English, you may, free of charge, request language assistance to help you understand the District’s documents, programs, and procedures. Please contact your child’s teacher or principal for assistance or you may call 484-927-5071.

Aviso de Asistencia de Idiomas

Si tiene dificultades para entender inglés, usted puede, de forma gratuita, solicitar asistencia con el idioma para ayudarle a comprender los documentos, programas y procedimientos del Distrito. Por favor, comuníquese con el maestro o director de su hijo para recibir asistencia; o bien puede llamar al 484-927-5006.

Aviso de Assistência Linguística

Se você tem dificuldade em entender inglês, voce pode, solicitar gratuitamente ajuda pra que voce entenda este documento. Por favor entre em contato com professor do deu filho (a) ou ligue para 484-927-5009.

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