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Welcome to English Learner Services

  • The Office of English Learner Services provides schools with quality instructional support, guidance, and direction to improve instruction for English Learners and ensure their academic success.  This entails overseeing the English Language Development program at each school site, providing professional development, and assisting educators with the implementation of instructional strategies that are utilized in conjunction with district-adopted resources.  Our goal is to promote academic English proficiency through culturally responsive teaching, the instruction of language skills across the curriculum, and emphasizing productive language.

    The Office of English Learner Services is committed to student, teacher and parent success through the creation and implementation of innovative instructional language programs.

    Through professional development opportunities, building school-parent/community bridges, and empowering families to be advocates for their children, the Office of English Learner Services produces language learners who are prepared to be successful citizens in a global community.

Contact Us!

  • Ellen Kraft 
    Director of English Learner Services

    Liliana Ponce
    Executive Assistant
    (405) 587-0172

    English Language Development Program Administrators

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Why we do what we do:

  • To be an immigrant means everything is different. In America I have freedom. I came to America because I want a future. My future will have a good education, freedom and success. I am looking for the freedom. Because a long time ago I did not have freedom, I could not do anything I wanted. So, I needed freedom. Now, I live in America.

    America is a free country. I love my life because I have freedom. I can do anything if I want.  Good education if We are studious. Everyone who is students must have read the book and do homework at home. I want became a good student. I think I can. I will have success. I need to learn every day. I am new to America.  Everything feels very hard to me. I want to become a good student. I will talk with everybody in America. I will learn English. I must have an education.  My future will be full because I will have a good education, freedom and the success that goes with that. My future will be in America.  Now, I am free in America. To be an immigrant means everything is different, thanks be to God.

    From the essay Coming To America by Tin Le, Capitol Hill High School ELL Newcomer Program Student

Notice of Non-Discrimination

  • The Oklahoma City Public School District (OKCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, alienage, veteran, parental, family and marital status in its programs and activities, or in its employment decisions, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. Learn More >