Dakota Ridge ESL

Welcome to Dakota Ridge ESL! ESL is available to support students who have English as a second language learning needs in the areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing.  At Dakota Ride, we have a range of ESL students including NEP (non-English proficient), LEP (limited English proficient), and FEP (fluent English proficient). Dakota Ridge ESL is committed to providing high quality English language instruction and support to all ESL students.  Please contact me if you have any questions.    

I have been a secondary English teacher for 17 years. I am certified in both English/Language Arts and English as a Second Language.  I have been teaching ESL for the past 11 years and teach both Language Arts and ESL as needed.  I am passionate about working with students and helping students reach their maximum potential. 

This is my second year teaching at Dakota Ridge High School and I'm excited about the growing ESL population at DRHS! I have experience teaching 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grade Language Arts, Reading, intervention courses for reading and writing, ESL 1-4, and ESL intervention courses.  

I enjoy working with a diverse student population. I believe all students can be successful.  My interests include traveling, reading, skiing, running, biking, yoga, and practicing Spanish.  
B.A. English Education from Colorado State University
M.A. Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Linguistically Diverse Education from University of Colorado at Denver
Kristen Gurian
ESL Teacher
Dakota Ridge High School
13399 West Coal Mine Avenue
Littleton, Colorado 80127

Email: kgurian@jeffco.k12.co.us
Voicemail: 303.982.1379

Fall 2018
Schedule of Classes
Navy Days
Block 0 Academic Enhancement
7:00 - 7:30
Block 1 Lit. Acceleration II
7:30 - 9:00
Block 2 ESL English
9:10 - 10:40
Block 3 English 10 co-taught with Murtaugh
10:50 - 1:00
Block 4 Plan
1:10 - 2:45
Cardinal Days
Block 0 Academic Enhancement
7:50 - 8:15
Block 5 Seminar
8:25 - 9:00
Block 6 Co-taught English 11 w/Marko
9:10 - 10:40
Block 7 Lit. Acceleration I
10:50 - 1:00
Block 8 Co-taught English 9 w/Prew
1:10 - 2:45