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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 EL/ELL?

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

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

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


Monday, November 21              

½  Day Student Attendance, PM/Evening Conferences

Tuesday, November 22

PM Conferences, 2:05 PM Dismissal K-6; 2:40 PM 7&8

Wednesday, November 23        

Thanksgiving Break - No School

Thursday, November 24

Thanksgiving - No School

Friday, November 25

Thanksgiving Break - No School


Wednesday, December 21

Tuesday Dismissal Schedule 

Thursday, December 22

Winter Break Begins


Lunes 21 de Noviembre               

½  Día de Asistencia de Estudiantes/Conferencias Nocturnas

Martes 22 de Noviembre

Conferencias Nocturnas; Salida 2:05pm  K-6; Salida 2:40pm 7y8

Miércoles 23 de Noviembre

Día de Acción de Gracias- No Habrá Clases

Jueves 24 de Noviembre             

Acción de Gracias- No Habrá Clases

Viernes 25 de Noviembre

Acción de Gracias- No Habrá Clases


Miércoles 21 de Diciembre  

Horario de salida del Martes

Jueves 22 de Diciembre

Vacaciones de Invierno