• Name: Jessica Benes

    Email Address: jbenes@westminsterpublicschools.org

    Phone number: 720-428-9533

    I'm a "CLD" specialist at Shaw Heights Middle School. CLD stands for cultural and linguistic diversity. Your student might be in our program to get extra support with his or her speaking, listening, reading and writing in English if he/she speaks another language at home.
    I received my bachelor's degree from Chadron State College in Nebraska in journalism and graphic design in 2004. I realized a few years later when I joined the Peace Corps and served in Ukraine, that my true calling lay elsewhere. I worked with students teaching English as a foreign language.
    I went back to school and received my master's in education from Colorado State University. I am excited to be at Shaw Heights, working with your students and supporting their English language skills. I hope to incorporate learning targets that focus particularly on reading and writing with projects that utilize all the senses and make literacy a joy to experience.


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