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Family Involvement/Engagement of our Multilingual Families


Location: 026
Target Audience: K-12

Abstract: This presentation is an overview of the steps we, the ESL educators and Bilingual Specialist, took to develop and implement a more robust family involvement/engagement program at Lincoln Elementary School. During this presentation, we will share the family survey we created and its results, how we used the data to construct our family engagement plan, the outcomes of the events themselves, and some cultural perspectives we kept in mind throughout. Our hope is that you, our fellow educator, may take away an idea or two to use for your school’s family involvement/engagement program.



Nicole Glock Nicole Glock is an ESl teacher at Lincoln Elementary School in Natrona County School District. She graduated from Montana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in Multicultural Education in 2005. In January 2008, she moved to Quito, Ecuador where she got a TESOL certificate through the School of International Training. She remained in Quito through 2009, teaching English as a Foreign Language at Escuela Politécnica Nacional Centro de Educación Continua. Upon her return to Montana, Nicole taught first grade at St. Labre Indian School on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation from 2009 - 2011. In 2012, Nicole moved to Casper, with her now-husband, where she has taught at Lincoln Elementary School ever since. In 2013, she earned her Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in addition to a Reading Endorsement. Most recently, in 2021, Nicole received her ESL Endorsement. During her decade with the Natrona County School District, Nicole has taught kindergarten and second grade, and currently teaches ESL. In addition to teaching, Nicole has two sons, Josef (7) and Lewis (5), who keep her on her toes.


Ashley CardenasAshley Cardenas is an ESl teacher at Lincoln Elementary School in Natrona County School District. She graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education in 2005. She began teaching at North Casper Elementary School. In 2011, she earned a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with an ESL Endorsement. She continued teaching at North Casper, and in 2015 the school moved into a new building taking on the original name of the community school, Lincoln Elementary. In 2019, she received National Board Certification in English as a New Language. Throughout her 17 years with Natrona County School District, she has taught kindergarten, second grade and for the last five years has been teaching English as a Second Language. Ashley shares her love of the beautiful state of Wyoming with her husband of 31 years and their three children.


Idel EnriquezIdel Enriquez is a bilingual specialist Natrona County School District. Originally from Veracruz, Mexico, Idel understands and appreciates the many unique benefits of life in the State of Wyoming; with its unmatched beauty, culture, and amazing mountains! Idel moved to the U.S to improve his English. Idel took English Classes in Long Beach, CA and has knowledge in Translation and Interpretation. Idel is detail-oriented, proactive, and fun to be around. In his spare time, he also enjoys traveling, working out, and being outdoors during the perfect Wyoming summers!

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