Office of English Language Learners
  • Assistant Superintendent Corner                                                                                   

    Dr.Silvia Romero-Johnson

    Dr. Silvia Romero-Johnson is the Assistant Superintendent for the Office of English Learners. Dr. Romero-Johnson is an educational administrator, leader, and advocate in the field of dual language education and English language learners. Her career began as an interpreter and community liaison for Spanish-speaking families. She became a support bilingual teacher, classroom bilingual teacher, principal of a whole school dual language school, and central office administrator. She has led district transformation on behalf of multilingual learners from deficit to asset-based effective programs and supports. She has been an adjunct instructor for multiple institutions of higher education in the licensure for English as Second Language and Bilingual Education. She is the co-author of the book Advancing Equity in Dual Language Programs: A Guide for Leaders (Velazquez Press, 2021).

Reimagine Multilingual Learning

  • Flyer

    The BPS Office of English Learners is engaging in a series of community dialogues as we work to reimagine multilingual learning (SEI, ESL, Dual Language, SLIFE) for English Learners in BPS. You are welcomed to join our conversation by registering below

    If you are not able to attend a meeting, please use this survey to give us your input on what kind of changes you would like to see.  For more information on the work please read our charter for this work.


      *Please click on the image to view the full flyer.

  •  Boston Teachers Union Conversation
    April 13, 2021, 4:30-6:00 PM | Flyer
    Meeting Link HERE

    Cabo Verdean Community Conversation
    March 4, 2021, 5-6:30 PM | Bilingual Flyer
    Video Recording

    Haitian Community Conversation 
    March 18, 2021, 4-5:30 PM | Bilingual Flyer
    Video Recording (coming soon)

    Vietnamese Community Conversation
    March 22, 2021, 5-6:30 PM | Billingual Flyer
    Video Recording (coming soon)

    Chinese Community Conversation 
    March 26, 2021, 7-8:30 PM | Bilingual Flyer
    Video Recording (coming soon)

    Somali Community Conversation
    March 30, 2021, 5:30-7 PM | Billingual Flyer
    Video Recording (coming soon)

     Spanish Community Conversation
    March 31, 2021, 5-6:30 PM | Billingual Flyer
    Video Recording (coming soon)

      Arabic Community Conversation
    March 31, 2021, 5-6:30 PM | Billingual Flyer
    Video Recording (coming soon)

Project Charter

  • Project Charter

    • English |Project Charter: Roadmap for Quality Education for Multilingual Learning
    • Arabic |مشروع ميثاق: خارطة الطريق لتجويد التعليم  للبرامج متعددة اللغات
    • Cabo Verdean |Prujeto di Leis Internus: Diretiva pa Edukason di Kualidadi pa Aprendizagen multilingua
    • Chinese |項目章程:高質量的多語言學習教育路線圖
    • French |Charte de projet : Feuille de route pour une éducation de qualité et un apprentissage multilingue
    • Haitian Creole |Lwa Entèn Pwojè : Yon Direktiv pou Bonjan Kalite Edikasyon pou Aprantisaj an Plizyè Lang
    • Portuguese |Carta do projeto: Roteiro para educação de qualidade para aprendizagem multilíngue
    • Spanish |Carta del proyecto: Guía para una educación de calidad para el aprendizaje multilingüe
    • Somali |Xeer Qoraalka Mashruuca: Tubta Tacliinta Tayada ee Barashada Luuqadaha Badan
    • Vietnamese |Điều lệ Dự án: Lộ trình Giáo dục Chất lượng cho Học tập Đa ngôn ngữ

    Multilingual Feedback Survey:


  • Who We Are

    The Boston Public Schools (BPS) has made high quality instruction for English Learners (ELs) a top priority and provides various instructional programs and services to help students learn academic English as they learn content in all subject areas. Boston Public Schools enrolls over 17,000 English Learner students, representing 31% of the District’s total student population. An additional 13% of students (more than 7,000) are former English Learners who have attained English proficiency while enrolled in BPS.

    What We Do

    Our goal is that all ELs will graduate as lifelong learners with 21st century skills in order to succeed in college and careers. This is evidenced by the Office of English Learner’s (OEL) vision statement: to provide a culturally and linguistically responsive education with the supports needed to ensure equitable access to opportunities that promote language acquisition, bilingualism, biliteracy and lifelong learning.

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