English Learners

Phone: (719) 867-8618

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BS Colorado State University MA University of Denver Teaching Certifications: University of North Texas, University of Colorado/Colorado Springs

Ms. Amy Gammell

EL Teacher

Throughout the years, I have come to have a high respect for the perseverance, determination, and flexibility of my EL students and their families. They are truly the future in our increasingly global community! The goal of the English Language Acquisition classes at Lewis-Palmer School District is to provide English language instruction (speaking, listening, reading, and writing in English) that parallels English/Language arts and other "core" (science, social studies, math) course content. Students will receive in-class support from the EL teacher in core classes when appropriate as well.

At the same time, students exhibiting a higher level of English proficiency will receive, as needed, classroom support and tutoring during times scheduled with Mrs. Gammell . A process of pre-testing for English skills is used to determine the skills students will learn. Students receive support appropriate to their level of English and school performance and are always welcome to come for help when possible!  I am excited about being at both district high schools, Palmer Ridge and Lewis-Palmer, this school year!

Prior to coming to Lewis-Palmer School District, I taught EL (English Learner) students in Colorado Springs School District #11 and in the Dallas, Texas area. Each year presents new challenges but continues to be better than the year before. I value your input into the Lewis-Palmer School District's EL program and encourage you to keep communicating your ideas about your student's experience!


Schedule

  • Period 1     Palmer Ridge HS room #1130

    Period 2     Palmer Ridge HS room #1132

    Period 3     Palmer Ridge High School, Plan, Neighborhood A

    Period 4     Palmer Ridge High School, Neighborhood A

    Period 5     Lewis-Palmer HS room #210

    Period 6     Lewis Palmer HS room #210

    Period 7     Lewis Palmer HS, Plan, #210

    Period 8     Lewis Palmer Hs room #210

  • LPHS

    • 7:15 - 7:40 before Period 1, room #210, (Orange Days)
    • Period 8 3:00 - 3:30, room #210, (Black Days)

    PRHS

    • Before Period 5, Neighborhood A/#1100, (Gold Days)
    • Period 2 (after 9:40), Neighborhood A, (Navy Days)

For More Information:


  • Berthelotte, Marcella
    (719) 867-8179