World Languages at Gates Chili

  • Gates Chili Central School District proudly offers French, Italian, Latin and Spanish to all students. The program prepares students to be successful in an increasingly interconnected world by becoming proficient in a second language and developing an understanding and appreciation of other cultures. Research shows that students who study a second language experience higher achievement in other academic areas, as well as on college entry exams such as the SAT and ACT. Students will acquire skills and knowledge that will hopefully instill a love of languages, as well as open many doors of opportunity for them in the future.

    Many Gates Chili graduates have benefited from Gates Chili's strong language program. Students have the opportunity to earn college credit for Latin through Syracuse University, or for French, Italian and Spanish through Monroe Community College. High school world language students also have the opportunity to travel abroad to France, Italy and Spain.



    7-8 program



    9-12 program


world languages Staff

Teacher Full Name Title Building(s) Email Address
Elizabeth Cacciola Spanish Teacher MS
Richard DelPlato Italian Teacher HS
Brett Blackburn French Teacher HS
Jeanne Cimino-Quagliata Latin Teacher MS
Maddalena Falletti Spanish Teacher MS
Jennifer Gelfuso MS World Language Department Leader; Italian Teacher MS
Julie Gangai HS World Language Department Leader; Spanish Teacher HS
Marianne May Spanish Teacher HS
Gina Patrei French Teacher MS
Olga Soussana-Bann Spanish Teacher HS