Welcome Ken Slesarik's classroom page. Ken is a special education teacher at Esparanza and this is his 18th year teaching. He has taught 8 years at the high school level in special education and also driver’s ed. This is his 10th year at Esperanza. Ken especially enjoys Esperanza's diverse population with its emphasis on academics as well as character. He is excited to be the read 180 teacher this school year and is looking forward to reaching those students to ensure reading growth. When not teaching Ken writes poetry for children with poems published in The Poetry Friday Anthology series as well as other books.. Ken’s mission is to empower students and he is a poetry advocate to children and teachers alike. Please feel free to call Esperanza if you would like to meet concerning your child. Have a fantastic day!