English Language Learners (Title III)

  • 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 have limited-English proficiencies.  Our goal is for these students to learn English as quickly as possible so that they are able to achieve the same academic success with the same academic rigor as their native English speaking peers. 

    Licensed teachers and trained paraprofessionals—under the supervision of teachers—work with students to increase their language skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Professional development is provided for teachers and paras to support the language development and academic needs 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 training, information, and translation services through Cafecitos and Family Literacy.

EL students in small group instruction with EL paraprofessional.
  • Parker Center ELL Program Staff (479) 784-8182

    • Mary Bellah, Supervisor of Special Programs (73514)
    • Toni Bullard, Secretary to Supervisor (73562)
    • Amanda Butler, ELL Coordinator (73520)
    • Ines Robles-Hough, ELL and Migrant Coordinator (73531)
    • Jennifer Wortham, ELL Financial Secretary (73516)
    • Juana Picazo, ELL and Migrant Secretary (73528)
    • George Griffiths, Spanish Translator/Liaison (73524)
    • Bertha Cruz, Family Literacy Facilitator (73525)


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