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.
English language learners who qualify are offered CLDE and/or resource support. Teachers offer this in the form of an elective class, but there are also co-teaching models and push-in support provided in the core content classrooms. Teachers monitor the progress of students in their core instruction and provide resource support when deemed necessary. In the elective CLDE class, students receive differentiated instruction in reading, writing, speaking, and listening depending on their specific language goals as identified in the English language plan.
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 Power Up to master reading and speaking skills on technology. Accounts can be accessed at home to help fill literacy gaps in students of all age groups.
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
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 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
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.