Culturally and Linguistically Diverse/ Special Education Team

We are an English Language Learner (ELL)/Special Education (SPED) team serving the needs of our member districts. We provide resources, consultation, and educational strategies to assist educators who work with ELL students (at any point in the response to intervention process) to ensure students’ educational needs are met.


The ELLEN Team

Earl Rendon:

Leslie Shaver:

Brenda McDonald-Buttram:

Katie Abrego:

Links and Resources

Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day
Larry Ferlazzo - Teacher
Online resources for teachers of pre-literate ELL students

Provides lesson plans, activities, etc. for language development

Activities for ESL Students
Activities for ESL students. Made and contributed by teachers.

UE: Using English
Tools and resources for teachers and students. Offers tests, activities, references, etc.

Colorin Colorado!
Versatile website in English and Spanish. A resource for teachers, parents, and students.

Colorado Department of Education
Resources for proper identification, referral and placement of  students who are Culturally and/or Linguistically Diverse. As well as links to other sources of information on this topic are available here.