english language learner & multilingual education
The mission of the English Language Learner and Multilingual Education department is to serve the educational needs of culturally and linguistically diverse student populations. Our goal is to empower the district’s 500+ English Learners (ELs) with the academic English language skills to meaningfully participate in the JK-12 general education curricula, as well as ensure equitable access to opportunities that promote language acquisition in the greater school community.
The Department oversees English language acquisition programs, which include English as a Second Language (ESL) Instruction and Sheltered English Immersion Programs (SEI). English language instruction is tailored to the specific linguistic, cultural, and educational needs of multilingual learner students in our programs. In SY 21-22, the department served 460+ ELLs and monitored approximately 480 Former English Learners (FELs). The department also manages the Limited English Proficiency Support (Title III) grant, which supports ELL summer school programs, ESL classes for parents, and ELL professional development.
- Align ESL and SEI curriculum with 2020 WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework.
- Collaborate with the Family Engagement office to increase opportunities for district-wide family engagement with multilingual families.
- Conduct review of district language acquisition programs to support development of long-term vision.