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.

 Karen SterlingDirector801-826-5110
 Beverly HerrmannAlternative Language Services Administrator801-826-5454
 Maria PeckAdministrative Assistant801-826-5432
 Rachel BlackburnAdministrative 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
 Mirna LundquistFamily Learning Centers801-826-5223
 Keyla MyersCopperview Elementary FLC801-826-8178
 Kenia Bush Midvale Elementary FLC801-826-8725
 Karen RodriguezMidvale Elementary FLC801-826-8725
Parents As Teachers 
 Roxanne RawlingsPAT Teacher Specialist801-826-5203
 Alida FloresParents as Teachers / Parent Educator801-826-8245
 Patricia HenaoParents as Teachers / Parent Educator801-826-5104
 Nancy PowellParents as Teachers / Parent Educator801-826-5147
 Cheryl WilcoxParents as Teachers / Parent Educator801-826-5159