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KCPS orchestra students perform at the KCPS Fine Arts Showcase on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

"In schools, children need to have a place of belonging. They need to know they're accepted. They have to find their niche, that thing they’re good at,” said KCPS Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Collier.

Five people stand in the KCPS boardroom. They are smiling as one receives an award.

At the Wednesday, March 9, 2022, Board of Education meeting, three KCPS employees were recognized as “Terrific Teammates” for their contributions to their school communities.

A banner showing smiling children with the words "Enroll now for fall!"

Current KCPS students will automatically “roll up” to the next grade, and no action is required from parents/guardians at this time. Please do not submit an application for new enrollment, as this will cause processing delays.

A graphic of students attending schools wearing masks.

With guidance from our trusted community health partners, the Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and administration agreed on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, to end our mask mandate, effective immediately.

students in a bright, colorful classroom work on computers

On Jan. 29, 2022, 42 students from East High School, Lincoln College Prep and Lincoln Middle School competed against students from four other districts and three charter schools in the 2022 PREP-KC Math Relays. KCPS won 41 of 98 awards!

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. In five of our schools, we operate classrooms for Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE). 

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: 

Stephanie Easley
ESOL Assessment Specialist
(816) 418-8665
Email
Northeast Middle School, Room 104 

Sharon Hayes
Network 2 ESOL Resource Teacher
(816) 418-8905
Email
Northeast Middle School, Room 103 

Sadie Jackson
Network 1 ESOL Resource Teacher
(816) 418-3527
Email
Northeast Middle School,Room 103 

B. Zoe Kinney
Screening and Placement/Itinerant Teacher
(816) 418-3528
EmailNortheast Middle School, Room 103 

Felicia Torres
ESL Instructional Coordinator
Email
Northeast Middle School, Room 103 

Natalia Rey
LSCE Office Manager
(816) 418-3416
Email
Northeast Middle School, Room 104