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Assistant Superintendent of the Office of English Language Learners

Dr. Frances Esparza

Phone: 617-635-9435

Email: fesparza@bostonpublicschools.org

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Dr. Frances Esparza

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

She has monitored ELL 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.

Photo Credit: Jeb Sharp, Public Radio International

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