Welcome to ESL program!
My name is Kayo Mitra, and I am an EL Specialist at Sullivan Elementary. This is my 25th year in education, and I have been teaching ESL for the past 15 years. I am originally from Japan, but I have lived 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 used daily at home! As a family, we love to travel to many different places.
I love my job as an EL Speacialist. I work with classroom teachers and their ESL students. They inspire me to be a better teacher and better person. It is a challenge to learn a new language, especially if you are new to the country. At ASE, 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 the teachers and the parents is crucial in student's success. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns regarding ESL.