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Welcome to English Language Development Department

At SkyView Academy we are proud to be a multicultural school. We are one of the most diverse schools in Douglas County. We have many students that speak another language in their home and encourage families to use their native language at home. Being multilingual is an asset in today’s world. Knowing multiple languages has shown to be beneficial for brain development and is a great achievement. 

At SkyView we use various service models to support multilingual learners. We serve students using an inclusion model which ensures that students receive the majority of English language support in the general education classroom. The service models featured at SkyView are:

  1. Co-teaching: Co-teaching pairs the ESL and content teacher to co-teach content courses.  Collaboration leads to lesson planning and instruction tailored to both linguistic and academic needs of ELs.
  2. Push-In: In Push-In ELD, English Learners experience targeted ELD inside the regular classroom setting according to their specific linguistic needs.  Push-In ELD may be connected with the content currently experienced in the classroom, and the focus is ELD.
  3. Pull-Out: In Pull-Out ELD, English Learners temporarily experience targeted or intensive ELD instruction outside the regular classroom setting according to their specific linguistic needs. 

Sheltered Content Courses: Sheltered Content Courses can be taken by students who do not have the linguistic capacity to be successful in the typical content courses. Courses such as ESL English and ESL Elective are offered to meet these needs.

Meet Our Teachers

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Jennifer Bell

I attended Missouri State University, where I received a Secondary English Education and TESOL degree and met my amazing husband of 20+ years. We have lived in many places with our two daughters and most recently moved from Seattle, where I was a freelance writer and substitute teacher. I grew up in East Africa, where I developed a love for different cultures and travel.…Read More

I attended Missouri State University, where I received a Secondary English Education and TESOL degree and met my amazing husband of 20+ years. We have lived in many places with our two daughters and most recently moved from Seattle, where I was a freelance writer and substitute teacher. I grew up in East Africa, where I developed a love for different cultures and travel. My favorite thing to do is explore international locations with my family and eat all the local delicacies. When we can't visit other countries, I enjoy being in the mountains, gardening, exploring local areas, and spending time creating and experiencing community.

Year Started at SVA: 2023
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College/University: Missouri State

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Julie Schmitz

I like helping students improve their English skills. I've taught ELD, German, and US history for many years. I enjoy spending time with my husband and two adult daughters, hiking, enjoying nature, traveling, and eating good food. Year Started at SVA: 2022 Favorite Things College/University: Colorado State University and University of Regensburg, GermanyRead More

I like helping students improve their English skills. I've taught ELD, German, and US history for many years. I enjoy spending time with my husband and two adult daughters, hiking, enjoying nature, traveling, and eating good food.

Year Started at SVA: 2022
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College/University: Colorado State University and University of Regensburg, Germany

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Jaime Vannoy

Hello, my name is Jaime Vannoy, and I am happy to be back at SVA! I taught 3rd grade here at SkyView when the school first opened back in 2010, then I took a long break from teaching to stay home with my 3 girls who now all attend SVA. My degree is in Elementary Education, and I received my teaching license in both elementary education and middle school Math & English.…Read More

Hello, my name is Jaime Vannoy, and I am happy to be back at SVA! I taught 3rd grade here at SkyView when the school first opened back in 2010, then I took a long break from teaching to stay home with my 3 girls who now all attend SVA. My degree is in Elementary Education, and I received my teaching license in both elementary education and middle school Math & English. After living two years in Japan for my husband's job, we moved back to Colorado and hopped right into the SkyView community, where I worked as a substitute teacher for two years before taking on a new role as an English Language Development teacher here. I LOVE working with small groups of kiddos who speak different languages at home and so enjoy developing relationships with them as I support them linguistically. I am married to my husband, Justin, and we have 3 daughters & 2 loving pups. We enjoy living out of the city in the foothills of Larkspur!

Year Started at SVA: 2010/2021
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College/University: Liberty University

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I think what really sets SkyView apart is how much the teachers and staff care about you. I was able to build a relationship with every teacher and staff member from the literature teacher I’ve had since freshman year, the nice lunch lady, and to the Principal who knew the entire middle school by name. It’s really inspiring to know how much everyone cares for you within the school, and I think that’s something that was able to push me to meet my goals both academically and non academically. -Jenny Yoon, 2021 SVA Graduate

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SkyView Academy Nondiscrimination Notice: SkyView Academy does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, ancestry, need for special education services, or any other grounds prohibited by law. SkyView Academy serves students with disabilities and English Learners and provides services to students as required by state and federal law. For more information, visit the Student Support Services page under Schools.
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