Our ELD (English Language Development) team strives to assist our language learners in reaching English proficiency as quickly as possible while also integrating them into our general student body. Our ELD teachers all specialize in language acquisition and have lofty expectations for students as they learn to read, write, and speak in English. By team-teaching with content teachers and pre-teaching important concepts, this program is able to accelerate our second-language learners to integrate into our core academic classes. For more information on the Roaring Fork School Districts ELD program, visit: http://www.rfsd.k12.co.us/departments/english-language-development.html.
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Post-Secondary Education: B.A. from Northwestern UniversityM.A. in Education from the University of Colorado-Boulder. Fun Facts:I recently taught for 2 years on the front range. Then I taught 5th grade for 17 years back in the Chicago area. My family and are really excited to ...View Profile
Karen Olson has served students in the district for many years including as a teacher at Basalt Middle School, an Assistant Principal at Basalt Elementary, as principal of Crystal River Elementary, and as an ELD coach in Glenwood Springs. She will be working half-time at BMS and half-time at BHS to ...View Profile
Kimberly James comes to us from Eagle, Colorado, has 15 years of teaching experience, and is bilingual. She recently completed her Educational Leadership degree and is passionate about making a difference for kids. Additionally, she will be the intake coordinator for new non-native English speaking ...View Profile
Elizabeth Hanke has been an ELD teacher for eight years. Her first four years of teaching were in Birmingham, Alabama. Then she moved to Glenwood Springs, where she taught for four years at Sopris Elementary. Elizabeth has also taught ESL and Go2Work classes for CMC. Elizabeth is ...View Profile