Welcome to 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


  • 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