• Welcome to the ESOL Department  
    Gena Villegas
    Gena Villegas, English Speakers of Other Languages Coordinator 
    Our offices register and enroll all new students who come from other countries or who speak a language other than English at home. We give new students an English assessment to determine whether they qualify to participate in the English for Speakers of Other Languages program. If a student qualifies, he or she will receive additional help in English from a tutor and/ or a teacher. 

    SJSD has three ESOL center schools on the elementary level: Edison, Humboldt, and Lake Contrary. At the ESOL center schools, an ESOL endorsed teacher provides direct language instruction to English Language Learners for a time period based on students’ abilities. ESOL services are available at all locations.

    Thank you for visiting us! If you would like to contact me, see info below.

    1000 S. 9th Street
    St. Joseph, Missouri 64503
    816-671-4119 (Phone)
    816-671-4464 (FAX)