Our mission is to ensure that all English Learners (ELs) have access to a high-quality education that values students’ linguistic and cultural assets through clear guidance, consistent advocacy, strong leadership and close collaboration with all stakeholders.


Our vision is that every English Learner (EL) will graduate bilingual, biliterate, and prepared to thrive in a global, multicultural society.

We are committed to providing all English Learners with a quality education that values their linguistic and cultural assets through guidance, advocacy, leadership and collaboration.

We are a community of learners committed to cultural proficiency. To build capacity in serving the school community, our department stays up-to-date on the latest research in the field of language acquisition. By informing ourselves of best practices within the field we are able to provide professional development opportunities to members of the school community. We believe diversity benefits our society, thus we are committed to establishing and sustaining equity for all students and families in our community. We further believe that by giving agency to students to actively participate in the community, they will be able to thrive in a global, multicultural society.