Bilingual Education

The Bilingual Education Department strives to promote equity and develop English proficiency, intellectual growth, self-concept, and cultural competency in all students, including, including students who are learning English as a Second Language (EL). The Bilingual Education Department strives to ensure Española Public Schools students have access to effective bilingual multicultural education programs providing culturally and linguistically responsive education, 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. In addition, EPS is currently implementing a Dual Language program at Eutimio T. Salazar Elementary.  Española Public Schools also provides English Language Development (ELD) to English Language Learners (ELL) as necessary and available at school sites.  

Espanola Public Schools Guidance Documents

Bilingual Multicultural Education Program Guide

New State Policy for English Learner Identification and Proficiency Criteria
State Policy for EL Identification and Proficiency Criteria 03.2023.pdf
State Policy for EL Identification and Proficiency Criteria One-Pager 03.2023.pdf

 Curriculum Guidance – Spanish Language Arts

Spanish Language Arts Standards

Elementary Scope and Sequence – SAVVAS k-6 -- mi Visión Lectura 

Secondary Scope and Sequence – SAVVAS 7-12 -- Auténtico  

Curriculum Guidance – English Language Development

WIDA ELD Standards 2020 Edition

Learning A-Z – Raz-Plus ELL



NMPED Resources:

Language and Culture Division

Equity Councils

Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Instruction

State Seal of Bilingualism-Biliteracy (SSBB)


Teacher Resources

WIDA ELD Standards 2020 Edition

Spanish Language Arts Standards

My ELD Resources Padlet

NMPED Language and Culture Division

ELL Starter Tool Kit for Educators

WIDA Resources

WIDA Can Do Descriptors


Colorín Colorado

Centro Español de Recursos de Albuquerque

Center for the Education and Study of Diverse Populations


Fanny Castillo de Gonzalez
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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