Student Advocacy and Access


Mission Statement

The Office of Student Advocacy and Access provides leadership, support and direct services to ensure equitable and excellent education to ALL students.


The Office of Student Advocacy and Access is responsible for preschool through twelfth grade student support programs funded through the US Department of Education and the Utah State Office of Education. This department provides supplemental support to students who are economically disadvantaged, culturally and linguistically diverse, homeless, migrant, refugee and Native American. The department operates Family Literacy Centers to support parents' involvement with their children's education, learn English, develop computer skills and earn a high school GED. Providing professional development to teachers to earn an ESL Endorsement, use technology to enhance instruction and build skills in working with at-risk students is also a major function. The Department actively seeks grants to strengthen the support given to schools.

Title I, Part A – Academic support to economically disadvantaged

Title I, Part C – Migrant Education

Title III – Alternative Language Services (Services for English Language Learners)

Title VII – Native American Education

McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act (Title X, Part C)

Immigrant/Refugee Students

Family Literacy Centers and Outreach

Highly Impacted Schools

Translation Services

Link:  Mayor's Office of Diversity Affairs - Salt Lake County:

Directory people

Name Position Phone
--- 9150 South 500 West --- Canyons Administration Building  801-826-5000
Karen Sterling Director 801-826-5110
Administrative Assistant 801-826-5111
Administrative Assistant 801-826-5117
Counselor 801-826-5046
Jana Christiansen Parents as Teachers / Entrada High School 801-826-6686
Patricia Henao Parents as Teachers / Parent Educator - Building #12 801-826-5104
Parents as Teachers / Parent Educator - Building #12 801-826-5147
Parents as Teachers / Parent Educator - Building #12 801-826-7427
Teresa Ockey Parents as Teachers / Parent Educator - Building #12 801-826-5159
--- 9361 South 300 East --- Canyons Student Support Center  
Analis Carattini-Ruiz Coordinator 801-826-5454
Maria Peck Admin. Asst./ALS Facilitator 801-826-5432
ALS Facilitator 801-826-5493
Connie Crosby Homeless Liason 801-826-5396
Niloufar Sanatinia Bilingual Psychologist 801-826-5455
Bingual SLP 801-826-5082

Data Specialist 801-826-5426
Dawn Moon ALS Instructional Assistant 801-826-5367
Family Literacy Specialist  801-826-5403 
Family Literacy Center Assistant - East Midvale 801-826-8387
Family Literacy Center - East Midvale 801-826-8387
Family Literacy Center - Midvale 801-826-7462
Family Literacy Center - Sandy 801-826-9355