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ELL Program 
                                                                                        ELL Teachers
ELL Teachers and Assistants (left to right)
Michelle Barnett, Alice Ebner, Maria Clemens, Giovanna Huaman,Kathy Strickland,
Pina DiSavino, Kim McLaughlin, Sandi Hammond, Cynthia Nicholson, Jeanine Wavelet


ELL in Loudoun County Public Schools is a resource program designed to support English language learners to gain language proficiency in order to be active and engaged learners. The following elements are the main focus of the ELL program:
  • Listening: learning to understand English spoken in a wide range of social and academic contexts.
  • Speaking: learning to speak English with increasing accuracy and fluency, in order to convey meaning appropriate to a wide range of social and academic contexts
  • Reading: learning to read English with increasing fluency and comprehension for a variety of purposes
  • Writing: learning to produce written English with increasing fluency and accuracy to convey meaning appropriately in a range of social and academic contexts.

We also encourage a home school partnership through the following outreach opportunities:

  • Paperwork Assistance Night
  • Reading Information Meetings (to be scheduled)
  • After School Computer Sessions (to be scheduled)
  • Multicultural Event
  • Telephone and Personal contacts
At Sterling Elementary, the ELL team strives to incorporate second language acquisition and SIOP strategies in planning and implementing lessons. Collaborative planning  with the classroom teacher  is also essential to support student learning.
Students at Sterling Elementary School come from all over the world. Some of the countries our students come from include Korea, Vietnam, India, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Kenya, the Philippines, China, and Laos.


Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.
‒Chinese Proverb


Last Modified on September 5, 2013