English Learners (EL)

Modesto City Schools serves approximately 30,000 students and 25% of those students are English Learners. Our District has the privilege and responsibility of ensuring that all multilingual students become proficient in English and master the academic content required of every student in California.

The goal for all English Learners (ELs) is to become proficient in English and grade-level standards in all subjects.

English Learners are provided instructional support as they acquire English fluency while mastering grade-level standards. The instructional supports are:

  • Daily English Language Development (ELD) standards-based lessons differentiated by the students’ language levels in order to support each EL student as they develop English language proficiency as rapidly and efficiently as possible.
  • Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) are specific instructional strategies that ensure that the content of each lesson is understandable to EL students and provide access to grade-level standards regardless of the student's English proficiency level.

 

Maricela Mota
Director II, English Learner Services
(209) 574-1590

Amanda Ramirez
EL Services Secretary
[email protected]
(209) 574-1629

Janeth Gutierrez
Bilingual Community Aide
[email protected]
(209) 574-1629

Assessment Center Staff

Mimi Brockmann
Staff Secretary II, Assessment Center
[email protected]
(209) 574-1590

Elvia Juarez
Assessment Center Technician
[email protected]

Celina Villegas
Assessment Center Technician
[email protected]

Yolanda Salgado
Assessment Center Technician
[email protected]

Rouy Chhoeung
Data Technician
[email protected]

EL Instructional Coaches

Veronica Chaidez, Ed.D 
Job-Embedded Instructional Coach 
[email protected] 

Erika Mugica 
Job-Embedded Instructional Coach 
[email protected] 

Elsa Martinez 
Job-Embedded Instructional Coach- EL Focus 
[email protected]