State College Area School District ELD Department 

    Our ELD teachers provide English curriculum-based language instructional programs at the elementary, middle and high school level.  ELD teachers at the middle and secondary level also provide social studies curriculum. ESL teachers collaborate with regular education teachers on integrating students into mainstream classrooms and provide information on effective methods and materials for use with English Learners.  ESL teachers also help determine appropriate scheduling and class placements for English Learners. Our ELD teachers are an important link between family and school and strive to assist international families as they adjust to our local community and culture.

    Director of ELD Services

    Jeanne Knouse: jmk37@scasd.org

    ELD Faculty

    Lisa Harpster,  ESL English, High School: lmh32@scasd.org

    Andy Wilson, ESL Social Studies, High School: daw11@scasd.org

    Sara Caracappa, Mount Nittany Middle School: sem26@scasd.org

    Emily Kao, Radio Park Elementry School: erk24@scasd.org

    Elizabeth Richards, Park Forest Middle School: emv15@scasd.org

    Courtney Laninger, Mount Nittany Elementary School: cxl48@scasd.org

    Mackenzie Raup,  Easterly Parkway Elementary School: mes61@scasd.org

    Kelly Huntington, Park Forest Elementary School: krh18@scasd.org

    Carly Colavecchi, Easterly Parkway Elementary School: cjc28@scasd.org

    Marina Medvedeva, Russian Translator/Paraprofessional: mem41@scasd.org



    The Role of an ESL Teacher




Last Modified on February 3, 2021