ELL Department

The mission of the Pattonville ELL Department is to produce language learners who are socially and academically prepared to be successful students in the Pattonville School District. Successful experiences in our ELL Program will enable students:
  • To communicate in English in the areas of speaking, listening reading and writing.  
  • To acquire knowledge and understanding of the language and culture of the United States.
  • To fully participate in all academic areas.
  • To have academic success in content are classes.
  • To progress to grade level proficiency on state standardized tests.


Kathleen O'Keefe, Department Leader
National Board Certified Teacher, English as a New Language, Young Adult;
Master of Arts in TESOL & New York State Teaching Certification, Hunter College
Peace Corps Volunteer, Poland 13;
Bachelor of Science in Music & Theatre, Indiana University South Bend;
Room:  D114
Ext:  8214
Other:  Community Service Club, Literacy Committee
Eleanor Taylor, ELL Specialist
The Japan Exchange and Teaching program, 2012-2014;
Master of Education in Secondary Education, English Education & TESOL, University of Missouri St. Louis;
Master of Education in Elementary Education, University of Missouri St. Louis;
Bachelor of Arts in English Language Arts & Literature, minor in Philosophy & Sociology, University of Missouri St. Louis;
Room D112
Ext: 8212
Other:  Pattonville Speech and Debate, International Club