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English Language Arts and Literacy Website!

KSDE has an email listserv available for those interested in receiving information about English Language Arts in Kansas. If you would like to be added to this list please email Suzy Myers at semyers@ksde.org.

Kansans Can!

In Fall 2015, the Kansas State Board of Education kicked off the Kansans Can! initiative, and revealed its vision for K-12 Education in the state: Kansas will lead the world in the success of each student.

Kansans Can - ELA Teacher Leader Spotlight

Dodge City's Northwest Elementary School teachers Michelle Bogner, Kathy Doussa, and Cyndy Torres are worthy of some special attention. Together, they comprise a stellar first grade teaching team that works to research and practice the best possible instructional strategies for each of their students. Their expertise is not limited to their own classrooms though; they willingly open their doors to colleagues wishing to see high quality instruction in action. This team certainly represents the spirit of the Kansans Can! message. Thank you for your service to the children and families of Dodge City, and have a wonderful school year!


Do you know of an ELA "bright spot" in your school community? Nominate someone (or yourself!) to be highlighted here by contacting Suzy Myers at semyers@ksde.org.

Contact Information

Suzy Myers                                                Jackie Lakin                                       
English Language Arts Consultant      Education Program Consultant     
semyers@ksde.org                                jlakin@ksde.org                                         
 785.296.5060                                          785.296.2144                                                      

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