7/8 English Language Arts
I'm Jessica Mendes-Ford, and I joined WCA in the fall of 2021. I previously taught middle and high school English all around the United States. I also work as a freelance writer and editor. I received my M.A.Ed. in curriculum & instruction from the
and my B.A. in English from the College of William & Mary . I'm so excited to work with this year's 7th and 8th graders! University of Central Florida
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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 and World Compass Academy does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School’s Compliance Officer is Kristina Graham, Technology Director, 2480 S Perry Street, Castle Rock, 80109, email@example.com, 303-814-5200. The school’s Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Sarah Berner, Title IX Coordinator, 2480 S Perry Street, Castle Rock, 80109, firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-814-5200. Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.