Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees: M.Ed. in Bilingual/ESL Education B.S.Ed. in Elementary Education Certifications: ESL/Bilingual Core Subjects EC-6 Elementary 1-8
Mrs. Kayo Mitra
My name is Kayo Mitra, and I am an EL Specialist at Colony Bend Elementary. This is my 26th year in education, of which 16 years in ESL. I am originally from Japan, but I have been living in this country for over 30 years. Learning a new language is my passion! Other than English, I can speak Japanese and Spanish fluently, and I am currently learning Chinese and Portuguese. My family includes a wonderful husband and two sons. We are a multicultural family, and we are all multilingual. Three languages are spoken daily at home! As a family, we love to travel to many different places.
I love my job as an EL Speacialist. I support and coach classroom teachers so that they can provide the best learning opportunities for our ESL students. It is a challenge to learn a new language, especially if you are new to the country. At CBE, we strive to create a safe learning environment where students can feel safe and welcomed. Each student brings a gift of talents, and it is our job to help them show their talents while learning a new language. I believe that the teamwork between teachers and parents is crucial in student's success. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns regarding ESL program.
ESL (English as a Second Language) is provided to English language learners (ELs) as an intensive program of instruction to accelerate acquisition of proficiency in English language and literacy. ESL instruction is based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) and is accommodated to the student's level of proficiency in English as well as level of academic achievement. Lessons address comprehension, speaking, reading and composition of both oral and written English language. Instruction is provided through pull-out or content-based classroom instruction.