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Congratulations are in order for Mr. Kevin Hogan! Last week, Mr. Hogan was randomly chosen to win a free two-year lease at Two Light Luxury Apartments as a part of the Kansas City Power & Light District partnership with KCPSEF.

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With cold and flu season upon us, KCPS has many resources for keeping your family healthy this fall. Remember, if your child is ill, please do not send them to school.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

The Office of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is responsible for providing instructional leadership and resources to support linguistically and culturally diverse English Learners (ELs). English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) instruction is provided to identified students who speak a primary language other than English. The method of instruction depends on the students’ English proficiency and grade level.

Additionally, the Office of English for Speakers of Other Languages Provides: 

  • Professional development support at the classroom, grade-level, school and district level regarding best practices for language acquisition and content comprehension 
  • Inter-departmental collaboration to ensure inclusion and expand equitable opportunities for multilingual students and families 

Office Programs and Initiatives   

Seal of Biliteracy 
SEE-TEL (Strengthening Effective and Equitable Teachers of ELs) National Professional Development Grant with the University of Missouri- St. Louis 

Instructional Models

Board of Education

Staff Members and Contact Info: 

Shandra Foster
LSCE Data Analytst
(816) 418-8665
Email
International Welcome Center, Room 311 

Sharon Hayes
Network 2 ESOL Resource Teacher
(816) 418-8905
Email
International Welcome Center, Room 311 

Sadie Jackson
Network 1 ESOL Resource Teacher
(816) 418-3527
Email
International Welcome Center, Room 311 

Tammy Carter
Network 3 ESOL Teacher
(816) 418-3528
Email
International Welcome Center, Room 311 

Felicia Torres
Assistant Director of LSCE
Email
International Welcome Center, Room 311 

Natalia Rey
LSCE Office Manager
(816) 418-3416
Email
International Welcome Center, Room 317A