• Mission

    We will welcome and educate all by...

    • Respecting culturally and linguistically diverse students by leveraging their native language and background to create a strengths-based instructional model.
    • Providing a high quality, comprehensive, and equitable education for all.
    • Using research-based instruction, collaborative spaces, and reflective practices.
    • Developing academic language across the four language domains to support student success in school and beyond.
    • Engaging families and the community as partners in our students’ education.


    The educators and students of the CPS ELE Department are a diverse community of empowered learners who are able to transform the world around us.

    Core Values

    • Honoring linguistic and cultural assets
    • Equity
    • Community and collaboration
    • Perseverance 
    • Respect