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DELAC Conference 

Our second DELAC Conference of the 2016 - 2017 School Year will focus on continuing to deepen and expand the knowledge of our EL parents, providing new and old participants with information on what our EL parents needs to know.

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DELAC Conference #2  
  • New SLIFE Policy for SY 2016-2017

    With the commitment to robust common planning time, the attorneys from META have agreed to increase the classroom ratio of 15 students to 20 students in light of our newly funded 2 teacher model for HILT programs.  Increasing the HILT classroom ratio for SY 2016-2017 will allow for more flexibility for serving additional students while respecting the model of having two teachers providing ESL and native language content to our most vulnerable English learner population.

    For more information, please see our New SLIFE Guidance or contact Dr. Lunine Pierre-Jerome.

  • #IAM Day of Service

    #IAM MLK Day Event

    Join us on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day -- Monday, January 16, 2017 -- for the first series of #IAM events where a collective body of diverse sectors to join efforts, stand up against injustice and resist the ideas of any bigotry stemming from homophobia, racism, xenophobia and islamophobia particularly affecting specific groups of students in and out of schools.

    The #IAM Day of Service event on MLK Day will feature leaders and experts who will lead panels addressing:

    1. Impact and response to trauma and harassment in and out of schools 
    2. The role of identity in the era of negative political discourse.

    For information and details on how to register, please see the PEREGRINUM flyer or visit their website

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Assistant Superintendent of the Office of English Language Learners

Dr. Frances Esparza

Phone: 617-635-9435

Email: fesparza@bostonpublicschools.org

Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Frances Esparza

Dr. Frances Esparza serves as the Boston Public Schools Assistant Superintendent of the Office of English Learners. She has spent 24 years in education, having taught in bilingual classrooms, facilitated and advised EL programs, and led as a school principal. Dr. Esparza has in-depth knowledge of instruction for ELs, Standard English Learners (SELs), EL students with disabilities, EL students identified as gifted and talented, and socioeconomically disadvantaged students.

She has monitored EL compliance and categorical budgets for over 1,000 schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Dr. Esparza has received a B.A. from the University of Southern California (USC), a Teaching Credential from California State University in Los Angeles, a School Business Management Certification from USC, an M.S. in Educational Leadership & Psychology, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership Administration Policy from Pepperdine University.

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