805 West Centre Street, Shenandoah PA 17976

District: (570) 462-1936

High School: (570) 462-1957

Elementary: (570) 462-2796 

    Shenandoah Valley  School District

     The goal of the Shenandoah Valley School District is to provide an English as Second Language program for each student  whose dominate language is not English for the purpose of facilitating the student’s achievement of English proficiency and  to meet the academic standards.


 Elementary School
     The program model for our elementary school is a Pull Out ESL Program. In this type of program students are pulled out from  mainstream classes to receive intensive language instruction from an ESL teacher.

 Jr./Sr. High School
     The program model for our secondary school is a Content Based ESL Program. Students have an ESL English class scheduled  and receive instruction from an ESL teacher.  This class is in addition to their content area classes.



   Reading Night (English)

    Reading Night (Spanish)




 Debbie Stivers - Instructor/District Coordinator
 570-462-1957  ext.1015

 Diann Belsak - Instructor
 570-462-2796  ext.2113

 Kelly Getz - Instructor
 570-462-1957  ext.1014

 Allison Palubinsky-Rizzo - Instructor
 570-462-1957  ext. 3105


 Websites of Interest

   WIDA - WIDA advances academic language development and academic achievement for linguistically diverse students  through high quality standards, assessments, research, and professional development for educators.

   Colorín Colorado - is the premier national website serving educators and families of English language learners (ELLs) in Grades  PreK-12.

  Important Documents

   ESL Plan