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Language, Equity, and Cultural Arts

The vision of the GISD Bilingual Department is to foster a culture of collaboration from all stakeholders that advocates and ensures educational equity by creating a learning environment that appreciates linguistic and cultural diversity.


Our mission, through a shared responsibility with administrators, teachers, parents, and the community, is to ensure all Language Learners attain high levels of academic and language proficiency through research-based instructional strategies. Cultural and linguistic diversity is embraced to promote a safe and optimum learning environment.

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Nubia Y. Tarazona

Director of Language, Equity, and Cultural Arts
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Karla M. Quesada

Budget Specialist - Bilingual Education
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Claudia Campa

Elementary EL Specialist BE, GE, MQE, NVE, STE, VE
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Judy Cano

Elementary Bilingual Specialist CES, DTE, DVE, RSE, SRE, YHE
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José Reyes

Elementary Bilingual Specialist AE, LUE, LLE, SPE
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Secondary EL Specialist CHS, GHS, STHS, DPA
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Esmeralda Sanxter

Secondary Bilingual Specialist AVECHS, CMS, GMS, STMS