English as a Second Language

Welcome to ESL!

My name is Amber Schlueter. This is my ninth year teaching English as a Second Language, and my fifth year teaching at Mortensen. I have two children, Avery (15) and Ethan (9). My family and I moved to Littleton in August of 2013 from Minnesota. In my free time, I love learning about different cultures, seeing new places, and meeting people from around the world. 

As an educator, I have teaching licenses in Elementary Education and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education. I have also attained a graduate level Teacher Leadership Certificate through Regis University.  I am committed to life-long learning, and am currently pursuing a master's degree in Educational  Leadership and a Principal's license at Regis. 
Fun Fact: Mortensen families represent 12 different languages! 

At Mortensen we celebrate our diversity and learn from one another! Our ESL program provides support to our students who have been identified as having a language other than English in their background. ESL teachers and classroom teachers help students to develop English proficiency in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Support can include weekly collaboration with classroom teachers, co-teaching, coaching sessions, and flexible groups that incorporate native English speakers working on similar skills. The ESL teacher works together with classroom teachers to design instruction, enrichment, and interventions that help English language learners meet and exceed rigorous state academic standards. 

Each English learner is in a unique place in their development of the language. We consider many factors when designing English language support, including ACCESS for ELL results, state assessments, informal observations, classroom teacher input, parent input, and student input. It is my goal to help all English language learners progress in their English language development to reach native-like proficiency while encouraging continued proficiency in a student's first language. I would be happy to discuss your child's individual plan and progress at any time. 
Amber Schlueter
Voicemail: 303-982-0016
 Email: aschluet@jeffco.k12.co.us