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Voice Recognition

Ms. Sheridan - ESL

Meet the Teacher

My name is Kelsey Sheridan and I am one out of three English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers in the Ottawa Elementary District.  I have worked for three years in Puerto Rico teaching 1st grade at a bilingual school. After, I was able to move back to Ottawa, my hometown, to teach PreK - 8th Spanish for 5 years at Marquette Academy. Now, I look forward to working with the English Language Learners (ELLs) at McKinley and Central schools.

Who is an ELL?

An English Language Learner is a student who can speak or understand more than one language other than English. 

How are ELs identified?
As an ESL teacher, how can I help ELLs? 

I am in the classroom supporting them on their journey in becoming proficient in the 4 domains of the language: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. 


Contact Information

Kelsey Sheridan
(815) 433-3771


Teaching Since: 2011
Bachelor's Degree:
Illinois State University '11
Elementary Education
ESL/ELL Endorsement:
Aurora University '18 

Important Dates


  • 25 - First Day (11:30 dismissal)
  • 26 - Start of Student Dismissal at 2:20
  • 30 - MAP testing can begin
  • 6 - Labor Day (No school)

What is ACCESS testing? Click below for details.