Language and Culture Department

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Welcome to the SFPS Language & Culture Department

                    

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT EVENTS

Are you a fluent Spanish speaker? 
We need community members to judge Bilingual Portfolio Presentations that will be presented by SFPS High School Seniors pursuing their official Bilingual Seal of Bilingualism and Biliteracy.
Please contact Dr. Suzanne Jacquez-Gorman at sjacquez@sfps.k12.nm.us if you are interested in participating in the Bilingual Seal Portfolio Presentations.

March 11, 2020 - CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED
SFPS District Bilingual Parent Advisory Council Meeting
5:30 - 7:00
BF Young Professional Building

March 23, 2020 - CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED
Ramirez Thomas Elementary Bilingual Parent Advisory Council Meeting
5:30 - 6:30
Ramirez Thomas Elementary

March 24 & 25, 2020 - CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED
Bilingual Seal Student Portfolio Presentations
Higher Education Center (HEC)
8:00 - 5:00

             


Director


  Lisa Vigil  
  Director
  lvigil@sfps.k12.nm.us
 505-467-2579





Dr. Suzanne Jacquez-Gorman
SFPS District Bilingual Coach
sjacquez@sfps.k12.nm.us
505-467-2616

Nancy Davis
Native American Student Services, Coordinator
ndavis@sfps.k12.nm.us
505-467-2644
Liliana Saenz
Administrative Assistant
lsaenz@sfps.k12.nm.us
505-467-2562


Maeghan McCormick
SFPS District EL Coach
mamccormick@sfps.k12.nm.us
505-467-2538
 



CONGRATULATIONS 2019 - 2020 SPANISH SPELLING WINNERS! 

1st Place - Rogelio Sebastian Holguin Loya - Mandela International Magnet School

2nd Place - Janeth Ochoa Sanchez - Milagro Middle School

3rd Place - Joseline Ortiz Rascon - Ortiz Middle School

2020 spelling bee




 As part of the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the SFPS Language and Culture Department will serve as the lead for language, culture, and equity within the District.  The SFPS Language and Culture Department will serve as the contact on:

  • implementing state-funded Bilingual Multicultural Education Programs;
  • meeting Federal obligations to English Learners by providing English Learner Programs that support students in becoming proficient in English and achieving academically;
  • leveraging the Title III English Language Acquisition Sub-grant to maximize positive impact and outcomes for Immigrant students and students served in English Learner Programs;
  • effective World Language instruction;
  • the Seal of Bilingualism-Biliteracy on New Mexico Diploma of Excellence; and
  • Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Instruction.
  • The Language and Culture Bureau looks forward to continued collaboration as we work together to provide student-centered, equitable instruction that is culturally and linguistically responsive.

     

     




 

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