ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages)

    Welcome to Park Ridge Elementary School ESOL! My Name is Sylvia Raniella. I have been a teacher in Virginia for five years. I have previously taught Kindergarten and First grade. I am married and I have two young girls. We have three dogs, a rabbit and a pony. I love to spend time outside with my family and our animals. My dad was in the military, so I grew up moving back and forth from Germany and Virginia. My mom is from Germany. I speak German and visit my family there every summer. 

    Welcome to our class! My name is Venice Humphries and I am so excited to be one of your ESL Teachers this year! I have been teaching at Park Ridge Elementary School for two years now. In my free time, I enjoy reading, playing tennis, and spending time with my two children who are in high school.  We are looking forward to  a great school year!




    We are  looking forward to a wonderful year here at Park Ridge!!!!

    Feel free to contact us

    Sylvia Raniella raniellask@staffordschools.net

    Venice Humphries  humpriesvn@staffordsdchools.net


    Department Overview:

    The ESOL program works to ensure equal educational access for English Learners and their families. By recognizing that all stakeholders (students, parents, educators, community members, etc.) share the responsibility of ensuring that English learners develop linguistic, cognitive, and academic skills to become competitive citizens of our society, students whose first language is not English participate in academically challenging programs that respect and build upon the unique cultural and linguistic attributes they bring to the learning community.