Kelsey's Coaching Corner

January 2019

New Year...New LiNK

A new year will bring new changes for the SWKLiNK grant. Southwest Plains Regional Service Center has decided to reorganize the use of the consultants in association with the Literacy Network of Kansas LiNK grant. Instead of consultants for each content area (Reading, Writing and English Language Learners) there will be only one consultant per district. Our Early Childhood consultant will remain the same. SWPRSC hopes that having only one consultant will help improve communication and focus with the grant. If there is one thing I have learned as an educator it is that flexibility is essential! Thank you so much for your understanding as schedules will need to be rearranged to accommodate the new changes.


USD 476 Copeland:

Early Childhood- Angela Lawrence

Reading/Writing/ELL- Maria Ortiz-Smith


USD 371 Montezuma:

Early Childhood- Angela Lawrence

Reading/Writing/ELL- Mindy Applegate

More information about our SWKLiNK consultants can be found by clicking on the link below:

Upcoming Literacy Activities, Meetings and Events:

  • January 2- Teacher Inservice/Work Day
  • January 3- USD 476 Angela Lawrence LiNK visit
  • January 7- USD 371 Mindy Applegate LiNK visit
  • January 8- USD 371 Angela Lawrence LiNK visit
  • January 11- USD 371 MTSS lunch meeting
  • January 14- Teacher Inservice (no school)
  • January 16- USD 371 Mindy Applegate LiNK visit
  • January 17- KSDE Reading in the Early Grades workshop at SWPRSC- Monte teachers attending the workshop will leave around 8:15 and pick up Copeland teachers on the way to SWPRSC.
  • January 25- USD 371 MTSS lunch meeting

Literacy Tech Tip

STEM Design Squad Nation created by PBS Kids has activities, lesson plans, and videos for hands-on learning. Check it out with the link below:

Contact Information

Kelsey Hedlund, Instructional Literacy Coach/Reading Specialist