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Our Mission is to inspire and prepare all students to realize their potential and enhance our global community.


95 Westminster Dr.
West Hartford, CT 06107
Phone: 860-521-0110
Fax: 860-561-1492

Kristi Laverty, Principal 


Ms. Kate Prigodich


2018 Duffy ESOL Night Presentation


West Hartford Public Schools values the diversity that our ESOL families bring to our community.  You’re family’s language, culture and unique experiences enrich us all.


We want to work together with teachers, families and students to…


  • Welcome children and families to our Duffy community.

  • Respect and celebrate all cultures.

  • Support children in meeting grade-level expectations.

  • Helping each child reach English language proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing.


ESOL stands for English Speakers of Other Languages, it is a program for students with a language other than English at home.  ESOL classes are taught in English and occur during the regular school day.


In West Hartford we use REACH materials that were created by National Geographic to guide our curriculum.  Our curriculum was written by West Hartford ESOL to align to CCSS and grade level units.  The goal is that the work done in ESL classes will support what the are doing with their classroom teacher.




Resources at Home


West Hartford Public Library

Kids A-Z



Colorin Colarado


Duffy’s ESOL Teachers


Kate Prigodich


(860) 521-0110 x3007

Voicemail 3007


Libba Oliver
ESOL Tutor

Amanda Groeller
Family Outreach Coordinator
(860) 470-6640

Chalise Ross
ESOL Curriculum Specialist & Program Coordinator

(860) 561-6644

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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