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Pendergast District Honored as District of Distinction for Use of Imagine Learning EL Education

Pendergast District Honored as District of Distinction for Use of Imagine Learning EL Education

May 15, 2023 –Phoenix, Arizona – Pendergast Elementary School District (PESD) honored as District of Distinction for Use of Imagine Learning English Language (EL) Education.

Pendergast District has been recognized as a 2022-2023 District of Distinction for its exceptional use of Imagine Learning EL Education. The prestigious award was presented to only 301 schools or districts across the country out of over 21,000. The selection was based on the review of the program usage for the current school year, and Pendergast was chosen for meeting the rigorous usage standards required for a District of Distinction designation.

Imagine Learning, a leading education technology company, congratulated Pendergast District for achieving this high honor through its consistent use of Imagine Learning EL Education. The program has made a significant impact on the district's students, providing personalized instruction and support for English learners.

The District of Distinction designation is a testament to Pendergast District's dedication to educational excellence and commitment to providing its students with the best possible learning experience. Imagine Learning is proud to partner with Pendergast District in its mission to help all students achieve academic success.

"We are thrilled to be recognized as a District of Distinction for our use of Imagine Learning EL Education," said Gwyn Marr, Director of Curriculum and Innovation at Pendergast District. "This award is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our teachers and staff, and their commitment to providing our students with the highest quality of education."

About Pendergast District:

In 1885, the Pendergast School District was established in a farming community serving 100 students in one school. The educational philosophy was firmly rooted in the belief that the community, staff, and parents must act as a "family," providing the academic, social, and emotional support necessary to nurture capable, independent young minds. Today, the Pendergast School District covers 20 square miles and serves the communities of Phoenix, Glendale, and Avondale. The District boundaries are from Glendale Avenue to the North and I-10 to the South, 83rd Avenue to the East, and Agua Fria River to the West. The District provides excellent educational opportunities for approximately 8,500 preschool through eighth grade students on 12 campuses. For more information, visit 


About Imagine Learning:

Imagine Learning is a leading education technology company that provides award-winning language, literacy, and mathematics solutions to students in pre-K through 12th grade. Its adaptive learning platform provides personalized instruction and support for English learners and other students who are struggling with academic content. Imagine Learning is used by more than four million students across the country and around the world.


Ramiro Alvarez, Comm. & Outreach Coordinator