Support Staff

Identification Process

Each year, the total population of our school is screened by school staff to create a pool of eligible highly able candidates based on students’ participation and performance in various academic and arts activities.Screening is formal: We review all test scores following standardized testing, and scholastic academic performance.Screening is also informal: We note students’ competitions, […]

Delivery of Services

Gifted students need opportunities to think abstractly, work at various rates and levels of complexity, and pursue tasks independently. In addition, students eligible for gifted services need opportunities to learn with others of like abilities, as well as opportunities to develop socio-emotionally. APS Gifted Services are implemented through school-based and countywide activities, which comply with […]

Bilingual Resource Assistant

The Bilingual Family Resource Assistant is a bilingual/bicultural parent liaison who works closely with other school staff, including: ESOL/HILT department staff, special education staff, teachers, administrators, students and parents, and with professionals in the community. The Bilingual Resource Assistant serves as a liaison between bicultural families and the school. The Bilingual Resource Assistant interprets and […]

Math Coach

Reading Specialists

Cardinal’s Reading Team Mrs. Cardenas – Mrs. Girardi – Mrs. Miller –

Gifted Services

Welcome to Gifted Services at Cardinal ES!  Please take a look through the helpful links in the menu on the left to discover more about what Cardinal ES has to offer our growing scholars. My name is Kevin Trainor and I am the Resource Teacher for the Gifted. I started working in APS (McKinley ES) […]

Technology @ Cardinal

Beth Hooser Instructional Technology Coordinator/Coach   Mission: To build instructional capacity to empower educators to facilitate student learning through EdTech Integration   Vision: To use digital pedagogy to develop all instructional leaders as they support every student in reaching their greatest potential  


The McKinley ESOL/HILT team would like to welcome you to McKinley Elementary School.  The ESOL/HILT teacher Danielle De Lanoy Ms. De Lanoy: Ms. Salomon Maldonado: To learn more about the APS ESOL/HILT program please click here: