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Blueprint 2030: Help KCPS Set Goals for the Future

We’re asking staff members, students, parents/guardians and others to join us in providing feedback by participating in our Thoughtexchange platform. This is an opportunity for our stakeholders to offer their responses to questions about the future of our schools.

Celebrate Our 2021 School Teachers of the Year

The 2021 Kansas City Public Schools Teacher of the Year Recognition Program honors the educators who structure their classrooms to increase performance and provide exceptional experiences, no matter what.

KCPS Board of Education (BOE)

Families who applied for kindergarten, pre-K or a Signature School by the initial deadline of Monday, Feb. 15, received emails Wednesday, March 3 with offers to their first, second or third choice school.

Zoom Across America

The Greater Kansas City Links Chapter is partnering with school systems across the metro to host Zoom reading sessions for kindergarten - third grade students in honor of Read Across America Week, the nation’s largest celebration of reading.

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