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Katy Independent School District

Office of Other Languages

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Kimberly Mitchell

Instructional Officer




Mission Statement

The Katy ISD Secondary ESL program seeks to provide a quality content-based ESL program that differentiates instruction according to each student's level of language proficiency in order to scaffold instruction across all content areas while supporting the affective, linguistic and cognitive needs of each secondary ESL student.


Program Goals

Goal 1: Affective - English Language Learners are provided instruction using second language acquisition methods in English to introduce basic concepts of the school environment which instills confidence, self-assurance, and a positive identity with their cultural heritage. The program addresses the history and cultural heritage associated with both the students' home language and the United States.

Goal 2: Linguistic – English Language Learners are provided intensive instruction to develop proficiency in the comprehension, speaking, reading and composition of the English language. Instruction in academic content areas is structured to ensure that the students master the required essential knowledge and skills and higher order thinking skills.

Goal 3: Cognitive – English Language Learners are provided instruction in English across the content areas utilizing second language acquisition methods to ensure mastery of the grade level essential knowledge and skills and higher order thinking skills.


Program Models

ESL is a content-based model of instruction.  English Language Learners are eligible to receive ESL accommodations to provide the support needed to comprehend the grade level content material while acquiring the English language.  English Language Learners may receive ESL instruction from:

  • the Newcomer program for first-year recent immigrant students who are non-English speaking (beginning proficiency level students);

  • sheltered ESL classroom teacher (intermediate proficiency level students); and/or

  • their grade level ESL-certified English teacher (advanced/advanced high proficiency level students).



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Secondary ESL

Kimberly Mitchell
Instructional Officer for Secondary ESL
Karen Bell
Program Facilitator
Tiffany Momberger
Program Facilitator
Program Facilitator
Margo Van der Ahe
Program Facilitator
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