Our Vision for ESL Students

  • To enable English learners of KCS to meet or exceed the rigorous state and federal standards, as well as become successful and contributing members of their school communities.

KCS Strategic Goals and Action Steps

  • Goal #7: Increase differentiation of core instruction across all grade levels.

    Goal #11: Improve district and school-based practices for achieving goals of meeting or exceeding growth.

    Action Step #20: Increase teacher application of four domains of listening, reading, speaking, and writing.

    Action Step #21: Provide professional development to all instructuinal staff members on Ellevations.

Our Goals

  • The English as a Second Language Program (ESL) meets the requirements of Title VI of The Civil Rights Act and the North Carolina State Regulations. In addition, program curriculum reflects the National Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Standards and the WIDA English Language Proficiency Standards (ELP). The program is designed to ensure that all limited English proficient students have equal access to the full range of district programs.

    Limited English Proficient students enrolled in the ESL program in Kannapolis City Schools will:

    • Communicate with proficiency in the English language domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing as evidenced by appropriate progress on the state required language proficiency assessment instrument (ACCESS 2.0).
    • Gain academic English language proficiency in order to achieve the same challenging state and local academic standards as all children are expected to meet as evidenced in state assessments of academic proficiency.
    • Make progress as mandated by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and defined by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

    Aside from the general program goals, program evaluation data will be reviewed annually.


    Daryle Adams - Director

    Angela Gandy - Administrative Assistant

    Michelle Chrismon - A. L. Brown High School

    Hector Ramirez - A. L. Brown High School

    Ana Bakos - Kannapolis Middle School

    Melissa Caton - Kannapolis Middle School

    Maria Hall - North Kannapolis Elementary

    Stacey Stafford - Shady Brook Elementary

    MaryBeth Eubanks - Forrest Park

    April Graham - G. W. Carver Elementary

    Chris Goodnight - Fred L. Wilson Elementary

    Alison Craft - Jackson Park Elementary