Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Services

  • Students work with a highly qualified CLDE teacher through various models. Schools accelerate the acquisition of academic language by providing a comprehensive support system, where they receive specialized, comprehensive English language instruction captured in the student's annual English Language Plan. The acquisition of English requires a collaborative effort between teachers, paraeducators, and the general education teachers, as well as professional development for all staff on how to deliver rigorous, grade-level content and provide language-rich, instruction for all students. 

  • Elementary school English language learners typically receive intensive English language development daily. Many CLDE teachers provide this service utilizing a “pull-out” model. This means the students are pulled out of the general education setting for this intensive English instruction. Pull-out never occurs during core instruction, and many teachers utilize supplementary curriculum supports to address the skills and content students are learning in their core instruction.

    Some teachers and paraeducators offer a "push-in" and co-teaching model to facilitate English language acquisition within the general education classroom. By providing accommodations within the students' general education setting, students learn along with their peers and have access to the curriculum. 

    The following skills are emphasized: social communication, academic vocabulary, grammar, reading strategies, writing skills, as well as the use of technology to better access curriculum.  Teachers have access to the Colorado Department of Education approved intervention programs Imagine Learning and Lexia to master reading and speaking skills on technology. Accounts can be accessed at home to help fill literacy gaps in students. 


CDLE Teachers in The District

  • The CLDE teachers in our district-operated schools are required to attain their CLDE endorsement from the Colorado Department of Education. Through integration of the four domains of language, Colorado English Language Proficiency standards, collaboration with staff, and advocacy, our CLDE team is positioned to increase student achievement while ensuring language acquisition.  Click on the teachers below to go to their homepage and learn more about their school's CLDE program. 


    Sand Creek Zone

    Sand Creek High School- Jacklyn Kwon

    Horizon Middle School- Grace Terrones

    Evans International Elementary School-  Jessica Vignery

    Remington Elementary School-  Lisa Ulfers

    Springs Ranch Elementary School-  Linda Hagedorn

    Stetson Elementary School-  Patsy Dowell

    Power Zone

    Vista Ridge High School-  Rachel Connell

    Skyview Middle School-  Marianne Holt

    Inspiration View Elementary School- Janetta Roberts

    Odyssey Elementary School- Ashley Ortiz-De Polo

    Ridgeview Elementary School- Heidi McClure

    Falcon Zone

    Falcon High School-  Rosella Anderson

    Falcon Middle School-  Patrick Weber

    Meridian Ranch Elementary School-  Leslie Allen

    Bennett Ranch Elementary School- Leslie Allen

    Falcon Elementary School of Technology- Kathy Tarry

    Woodmen Hills Elementary-  Brooke Austermiller


    iConnet Zone

    Each charter school within District 49's portfolio of schools have unique methods of providing services for English learners. For teachers, programs, and additional information concerning Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education, please reach out to the individual schools.