Laura Verges


    Laura Verges
    English Language Development 
    5th grade
    Upper Merion Area Middle School
    Room C119


    Open House Slides, 2022-23 

    5-minute video to watch with your children:  Benefits of Being Bilingual


     M. Ed. Reading Specialist, Arcadia University

     B.S.  International Relations, Northern Illinois University


    • English as a Second Language K-12 
    • Reading Specialist K-12 
    • Elementary K-6

    This is my 30th year teaching in the Upper Merion Area School District and my 23rd year teaching English Language Development (ELD).   Throughout my career, I have taught students at every grade level and in many different settings, from a boarding school in Massachusetts to a rural school in the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, Africa.

    While becoming proficient in English is necessary for school success, I like to remind my students that being bilingual or multilingual is an asset.  Maintaining home languages should be a priority!



Last Modified on September 4, 2022