Phone: (719) 867-8618
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
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 and the after school homework club (provided free of cost two times per week in the media (library) center with Ms. Rothwell (new sponsor) and National Honors Society students. A process of pre-testing for English skills is used to determine 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 to be 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!
Period 1 Lewis-Palmer High School, English Language Acquisition #210
Period 2 Palmer Ridge High School, Plan, Neighborhood A
Period 3 Palmer Ridge High School, English Language Acquisition #1218
Period 4 Palmer Ridge High School, English Language Acquisition #1218
Period 5 Lewis-Palmer High School, Inclusion
Period 6 Palmer Ridge High School, Plan, Neighborhood A
Period 7 Palmer Ridge High School, Inclusion
Period 8 Palmer Ridge High School, Inclusion
- 7:15 - 7:40 before Period 1, room #210, (Orange Days)
- Period 8 3:00 - 3:30, room #210, (Black Days)
- Before Period 5, Neighborhood A/#1100, (Gold Days)
- Period 2 (after 9:40), Neighborhood A, (Navy Days)