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Language Acquisition

The Language Acquisition Department is responsible for providing English language acquisition services within the Glendale Elementary School District. Classes for ELL students are designed to teach Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards (AZCCRS) while integrating the Arizona English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards. English Language Development (ELD) is a type of instruction that teaches English language skills to students who are in the process of learning English. This webpage was created to support GESD staff by providing immediate access to valuable resources and information pertaining to the documentation, placement, and instruction of ELLs within the district.  We look forward to being of service to you.  You can reach us at (623) 237-7171

Additional Information


Language Acquisition Director
Alex Garcia
(623) 237-7147

Language Acquisition Administrative Secretary
Araceli Sosa
(623) 237-7171

Language Acquisition Achievement Advisor
Chris Kane
(623) 237-7236

ELL Intervention Program Specialist
Yolanda Garcia
(623) 237-7173

Language Acquisition Parent Trainer
Flora Dean
(623) 237-7208

Language Acquisition Family Services Advocate
Deogratias Baransaka
(623) 237-7162

ELL Data Specialist
Rosa Maddux
(623) 237-7177

ELL Data Specialist
Maria Urrutia
(623) 237-7207