Multilingual Programs & ELD TK-12

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The mission of the Multilingual Education Department is to ensure rigorous, explicit, high-quality language instruction that prepares students to be productive members of the community and to achieve high social and academic success.

The vision of the Multilingual Education Department is to prepare and inspire students to become effective and confident communicators to successfully participate in a global community.

Respect, Trust, Collaboration, Equity, and Kindness

Comprehensive ELD    Meet Our Team

All English Learner students in VUSD will receive designated and integrated ELD every day.

Elementary English Language Development

integrated and designated
Secondary Language Development
For Academic Language and Literacy resources, please click here.

  Department Phone Number:
(760) 724-6783
  Rafael Olavide ext. 92111
Director Multilingual Programs & ELD TK-12 

Office Staff
Enrique Villalobos, 
Secretary ext. 92141
Gaby King, Office Assistant ext. 92143
Aileen Moreno, Community Liaison ext. 92147

Teachers on Special Assignment
Amy Glenn
, ELD Teacher Specialist ext. 92142
Lara Sims, GLAD/DLI Teacher Specialist ext. 92169
Monica Aguirre, Newcomer Resource Specialist ext. 92155
Angelica Puga, Newcomer Resource Specialist ext. 92171

Dual Langauge Immersion

The goal of our Dual Language Immersion programs is to help students become bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish. This program is offered to any family interested in this learning model, with well-prepared teachers, standards-aligned curriculum in English and Spanish, and a path that will lead them to graduate in 12th grade with the State of California's Seal of Biliteracy.

If you want to know more, visit our Dual Language information page by clicking here.

  Translation and Interpretation Unit
Marcela Ramos
Maria Fernandez
Alejandra Hoffman
, Special Education
Leticia Robles, Special Education

Bilingual Testing Assistants
Gloria Burkett ext. 92146
Viviana Diaz ext. 92145

Guided Language Acquisition Design (GLAD) is an instructional model for TK-12 that supports the vision of the California English Learner Roadmap policy by strengthening educational programs and practices for English learners. Project GLAD supports the implementation of integrated English-language development (ELD) and designated ELD. This model provides full and meaningful access to a 21st century education that results in attaining high levels of language proficiency and mastery of grade level standards.

  ELD Roadmap

The California State Board of Education unanimously approved the California English Learner Roadmap State Board of Education Policy: Educational Programs and Services for English Learners (EL Roadmap Policy) on July 12, 2017. This policy is intended to provide guidance to local educational agencies (LEAs) on welcoming, understanding, and educating the diverse population of students who are English learners attending California public schools. 

The California English Learner Roadmap: Strengthening Comprehensive Educational Policies, Programs, and Practices for English Learners (CA EL Roadmap) builds on the EL Roadmap Policy and provides further guidance on educating English learners. The CA EL Roadmap supports LEAs as they implement the EL Roadmap Policy.

For more information, click here.

Important Documents

VUSD EL Master Plan

California EL Road Map

CA Education for Global Economy (Ed.G.E.)Initiative Handbook

 Multilingual CA Project
VUSD has received an invitation from the CDE's Multilingual California Project to be one of the select LEAs in the state to implement the project goals and build the capacity of LEAs to implement the California English Learner Roadmap. This plan is grounded in the Quality Professional Learning Standards, and utilizes an equity-centered, continuous improvement process called Liberatory Design. To this end, VUSD has received a grant to invest in professional development in two important teaching models: Guided Language Acquisition Design (GLAD) and WRITE. We are very proud to have been selected to contribute to the Multilingual California effort.
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 Newcomers and Refugees

VUSD offers a comprehensive system of support for our newly arrived, foreign born newcomer students.


If you want to know more, visit our Newcomer and Refugee information page by clicking here.