Language Services & Cultural Equity
The Department of Language Services & Cultural Equity provides leadership, resources and opportunities for linguistically and culturally diverse English Learners (ELs) and their families. Our Department operationalizes the KCPS Strategic Plan and the KCPS Board Equity Policy through the programs and services provided by the two department offices: the Office of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and the Office of Newcomer Family and Community Engagement and Support.
The Department of Language Services & Cultural Equity prepares global citizens and expands opportunities for all KCPS students to become bilingual and biliterate.
Additionally, the Department:
- Develops student leaders through culturally and linguistically responsive instruction paired with culturally relevant family and community engagement.
- Provides all English Language Learners with a high quality, academic education that prepares them to be lifelong learners.
- Fosters multilingual communication and collaboration between staff, students, and families within the KCPS system and community.
Office of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Office of Newcomer Family and Community Engagement and Support
Allyson Hile, Director of Language Services and Cultural Equity
(816) 418-5287 office
Northeast Middle School
4904 Independence Ave., Room 103
Kansas City, MO 64124