English Language Development

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Natasha Straayer
Director, Personalized Learning
Educational Programming 

Remy Rummel
Coordinator, English Language Development 
303-387-0149

Cindy Close
ELD Team Lead
720-325-4099
Christina Levesque
Administrative Assistant
303-387-0191



Young girl dancing on stage wearing Indian costumingProviding meaningful support for English Learners and their families

The Douglas County School District celebrates the diversity of its students and provides academic, social-emotional, and community based support for its families. Approximately 3,400 English Learners attend school in Douglas County in grades K-12, and 97 languages are represented. The top 6 languages in DCSD are Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Vietnamese, Russian and Korean.

English Language Development
Douglas County School District’s English Language Development Department is committed to providing a World Class Education for English Learners resulting in globally competitive community members. Our priority is to support English Learners in gaining proficiency in English in order to communicate effectively, elicit critical thinking, work collaboratively and creatively, value and celebrate diversity, and to graduate with the motivation and ability to pursue higher education and/or competitively compete in and contribute to the global workforce.