ESL Services

Welcome to the ESL Services Website

Kelley Rodriguez

Name: Kelley Rodriguez, ELD Specialist
Department / Grade:
ELD/K-6 grade
Room #:
Cleona Rm 102    Annville Rm 222   
Phone #: (717) 867-7600 ext 6039
Email Address:

 I have been an English Language Development (ELD) Specialist for Annville Cleona School District since 2011. I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and English as a Second Language. I also received a Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction in English as a Second Language. I am married and have 3 children. In my free time, I enjoy watching college basketball, football and field hockey, especially Penn State!  As an ELD Specialist, I help students who speak a first language that is not English. My goal is to help the students to be successful in their classrooms. I love working with students who bring diversity to our schools. I believe that everyone smiles in the same language!

Stephanie Yost

Name: Stephanie Yost, ELD Specialist
Department/ Grade: ELD/7-12 grade
Room #: 116
Phone #: (717) 867-7700 ext 4116
Email Address:

 I have been the French Teacher at Annville Cleona since 2010. This year I am an ELD Specialist for the Secondary School. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in French Literature from Penn State University. I have also completed a Masters degree in Multicultural Education from Eastern University as well as completing an English as a Second Language Certification program. I am married and have three children. In my spare time, I enjoy watching my children at baseball, football and marching band.

Information about ESL

ESL Program Overview

 English as a Second Language (ESL) is a course which supports English Language Learners (ELLs) in their process to achieve English language proficiency with daily instruction in the four language domains: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.  A student-centered instructional approach is preferred, in order to best meet the needs of our ELLs who are entering the program at various stages of language acquisition.  A general structure is laid out below:


- Excellent for beginning ELLs for oral language development and to build confidence

- Small group instructional setting

- Slower pace than mainstream classroom


- Excellent for intermediate and advanced ELLs

- Grade-level academic support is provided to ELLs in the mainstream classroom

- ESL teachers provide scaffolds and content-area language development

 Structured English Immersion

- Recommended for advanced ELLs

- Inclusion setting of instruction

- Mainstream teacher takes responsibility for language development

- ELLs have access to grade-level content 

The ESL department collaborates with the educators, administrators, parents, and school counselors of the English language learners we share in order to ensure that appropriate supports are provided for the academic success of all students.

As members of the WiDA Consortium, our ELLs are assessed every winter with the WiDA Access for ELLs exam to measure growth of academic language skills over extended periods of time.  In addition, mainstream teachers are encouraged to use WiDA’s CAN DO Descriptors to further inform them of each ELL’s strengths and abilities in the target language.