Bilingual Education

The Bilingual Education Department strives to promote and develop English proficiency, intellectual growth, self-concept and cultural sensitivity in English as a Second Language (ESL) students. The Bilingual Education Department strives to ensure Española Public Schools students have access to effective bilingual multicultural education programs providing culturally and linguistically responsive, rigorous instructional programming that supports all students—including immigrant and/or English learners (ELs)—to become bilingual and biliterate, meet and exceed all content area standards, demonstrate academic excellence, and experience school success, such that students are prepared beyond the classroom to lead productive, purposeful lives in service to the larger community.
Española Public Schools implements a Heritage Language (Spanish or Tewa) instructional programs at all school sites and at most grade levels as staff is available. Española Public Schools also offers English Language Development (ELD) to English Language Learners (ELL) as necessary and available at school sites.  
Espanola Public Schools Guidance Documents 
Española BMEP Program Guide (Draft)
Language Usage Survey (LUS)
LUS Guidance

Curriculum Guidance - Spanish Language Arts
Elementary Guide - Santillanas Descubre
Secondary Guide - Español Santillanas
Española Heritage Revitalization Project Guide
Standards & Benchmarks

Curriculum Guidance English Language Development

Wonders ELD Program
ELD Standards & Benchmarks

NMPED Resource Links:

Fanny Castillo,
Bilingual Director
[email protected]
505-367-3351 office
505-901-2549 cell

Physical Address:
405 Hunter Street
Española, New Mexico 87532

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