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  • Leonardo Rivera

    Director K-12

    World Language and ENL

    Tel: 516-434-3179

    Email: lrivera@pobschools.org

    Office: JFK HS Room 135

  • Our ENL Teachers


    Old Bethpage Elementary

    Mr. Richard D'Esposito


    Pasadena Elementary

    Ms. Nicole Hacker

    Ms. Lauren Teemsma


    Stratford Rd Elementary

    Ms. Andrea Carruth

    Ms. Saira Urena

    Ms. Sasha Kohli


    Parkway Elementary

    Ms. Joan Moore  

    Ms. Elizabeth Sonnick


    Mattlin Middle School

    Ms. I-Chin Lin


    POB Middle School

    Ms. Alyssa Carroll

    Ms. Elizabeth Sonnick


    JFK High School

    Ms. Ellen Feldman

    Ms. Bency Pierre

  • Welcome to our new families and welcome to our returning families! You are invited to join us for our annual ENL Parent Tea held virtually on Google Meet. 

    We will be explaining our program, what you and your child(ren) can expect this year and answer any questions you may have. 

    We can't wait to see you! 

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  • Hello POB families and friends, 

    Our Virtual Celebration of Diversity 2021 is up and ready for you to enjoy! Please take some to visit all of the wonderful projects our English Language Learners have created for you. Our students are excited to share their cultural heritage and teach you something about where they are from. 

    Thank you, POB community, for your support! 

    -Leo Rivera


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  • Dear parents and guardians, Thank you for taking the time to join us last week for our Parent Tea event. I see that you did not have any additional questions this time. In the future, if you do have questions, you may contact your child's teacher or contact me, Leonardo Rivera anytime. 

    Please click HERE to translate this message. 

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  • English as a New Language
    Our community welcomes you to the Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District.  Our district is rich in linguistic diversity as we now have over 25 languages that are spoken in the homes of our students and their families.  We encourage ELLs to share their language and culture with all of as they join our POB family. 
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    Check out our ENL Family Guide Webpage HERE
    Important Information Regarding Changes to NYS Common Core Exams in ELA and Mathematics, Grades 3-8
    Please click the links below to read information in several languages:
    What Languages Do Our Students Speak in POB? 

    *Japanese  *Gujarati  *Malayalam  *Turkish   *Korean  *Telugu  *Tamil  *Bengali   *Spanish  *Hebrew  *Greek  *Gujarati

    *Hindi  *Punjabi  *Russian  *Vietnamese   *Chinese  *Urdu  *Cantonese   *Farsi  *Pashto  *Tagalog