Instructional Services

English Language Arts

Teresa Twisselman

Teresa Twisselman
English/Language Arts Coordinator
(661) 636-4645

Teresa Twisselman has 21 years in the classroom experience and 20 years at KCSOS. Teresa works with teachers, teacher-leaders, administrators, and the community to help increase the reading skills of Kern County students. She is focused on improving first instruction in classrooms and providing teachers with strategies to meet the varied needs of all readers. She is passionate about literacy in Kern County, getting books into the hands of our children, and making sure all children read at their potential.

Cole Sampson

Michelle Young
ELA/ELD Coordinator

Michelle Young has 15 years in the classroom, 8 years as a district curriculum specialist, and 2 years at KCSOS. Michelle is passionate about student and teacher learning and loves to work with teachers to provide the best instruction possible. Language and literacy are the focus of her work, working with educators to understand where students struggle and to find pathways to student success. Michelle is looking forward to collaborating with educators to identify and utilize high impact practices for learning.

Teresa Twisselman

Marcie Frankhouser
ELA / History / Social Science Coordinator

Marcie Frankhouser has 18 years in education. She is focused on collaborating with educators to make evidence based decisions to ensure positive learning environments, student engagement, and critical thinking for an intellectually stimulating and safe school for all students. Her priority is to lead teams of educators to promote literacy and create a clear path for an equitable curriculum aligned to the CA Common Core State Standards. Marcie’s goal is to empower educators with research based best practices to meet the emotional and instructional needs of all students.