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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 both McKinley and Central school.

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
Email: [email protected]


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

Important Dates

  • 20 - Book Fair begins
  • 21 - Book Fair
  • 22 - Book Fair (last day in school)
    • After School Program 3:15-4:15
    • Evening Book fair in gym (last names A-K) 5:00 - 7:00p.m
  • 23 - After School Program 3:15-4:15
    • Evening Book fair in gym (last names L-Z) 5:00 - 7:00p.m
  • 25 (Saturday) McKinley Scarecrow @ Scarecrow Festival 

  • 8 - Teacher Institute (No School)
  • 11 - Columbus Day (No School)
  • 29 - 1/2 Day Student Attendance 
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