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The Office of Student Advocacy and Access proactively engages educators, parents, families and community partners to provide equitable opportunities for an academically enriching and supportive educational experience that allows ALL students to thrive and graduate college and career ready.

Excellent and Equitable Outcomes for 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
  • Migrants or refugees
  • Native American

The department operates Family Literacy Centers to support parents’ involvement with their children’s education.  Parents can:

  • Learn English
  • Develop computer skills
  • Earn a high school GED

Student Advocacy and Access provides professional development to teachers who wish to:

  • Earn an ESL Endorsement
  • Use technology to enhance instruction
  • Build skills in working with at-risk students

This department actively seeks grants to strengthen the support given to schools.

  • Directory
NamePositionPhone
Karen SterlingDirector801-826-5110
Beverly HerrmannAlternative Language Services Administrator801-826-5454
Steve GuerreroAdministrative Assistant801-826-5117
Laurie MechamAdministrative Assistant801-826-5111
Katelyn ChristensenBilingual SLP801-826-5082
Connie CrosbyMcKinney-Vento Liaison801-826-5396
Mirna LundquistFamily Learning Center Specialist801-826-5118
Matthew EmersonFederal Programs Specialist801-826-5153
Amy BuckleyFederal Programs Specialist801-826-5496
Dawn MoonALS Instructional Assistant801-826-5367
Kaya LePreyTitle VI Community Outreach/McKinney-Vento Clerical Suport801-826-5192
Maria PeckTranslation/Interpretation Services/ALS Facilitator801-826-5432
Victor RiveroMigrant Outreach/Refugee Services801-826-5493
Niloufar SanatiniaBilingual Psychologist801-826-5455
Michele VogelerTitle I Community Schools Specialist801-826-5023
Steph WannerData Specialist801-826-5426
Family Learning Centers
Family Learning Centers801-826-5223
Keyla MyersCopperview Elementary FLC801-826-8178
Claudia MagoEast Midvale Elementary FLC801-826-8387
Karen RodriguezMidvale Elementary FLC801-826-8725
Beatriz JonesSandy Elementary FLC801-826-9355
Parents As Teachers 
Roxanne RawlingsPAT Teacher Specialist801-826-5203
Cassady DaynesParents as Teachers / Parent Educator801-826-5125
Patricia HenaoParents as Teachers / Parent Educator801-826-5104
Nancy PowellParents as Teachers / Parent Educator801-826-5147
Cheryl WilcoxParents as Teachers / Parent Educator801-826-5159
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