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English Learners


The Department of Special Projects provides ongoing support to our district's programs designed for students with non-English language backgrounds who arrive in our schools without a full command of the English language. 

Guided by the Master Plan for English Learners and committed to student, teacher and parent success, we support a powerful instructional program for English Learners, Grades TK-12. 

Department of Special Projects:

  • Annual Parental Notification of English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPAC) Results
  • Annual Placement Notification
  • District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)
  • English Language Development (ELD)
  • English Learner Coordinator Meetings
  • English Learner Red Folders
  • English Learner Task Force
  • ELD Curriculum Committee Meetings
  • Master Plan for English Learners
  • Monitoring of English Learners 
  • Monitoring of Reclassified Fluent English Proficient Students
  • Parental Exception Waivers
  • Professional Development for Teachers
  • Reclassification
  • Support for Classroom Strategies: SDAIE

In Partnership with Student Services, support for:

  • Parent Education Programs/Services for families of English Learner Students
  • Referrals to Community Support Services
  • School Community Facilitators (SCFs)
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Welcome Center ELPAC Initial Assessment and Parent Conferences

In Partnership with the Data and Assessment Office, support for:

  • Analysis of English Learner Data
  • English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPAC) Annual Assessment

Contact Us

Vanessa Galey
Director, Special Projects

Laura Dale-Pash
Coordinator English Learner Programs

Clare Warner
Administrative Assistant II

Jackeline Gaitan
Community Facilitator