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    Multilingual and Multicultural Education Department
    333 South Beaudry Avenue, 25th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
    Phone: (213) 241-5582

    Fax: (213) 241-7561

    Email:  MMED@lausd.net

  • Vision Statement

     

    Our vision is to cultivate multilingualism by affirming cultural assets and celebrating diversity through effective teaching and learning as a means for every student in LAUSD to become successful and prepared for career and post-secondary education in the 21st century.

Lydia Acosta Stephens, Executive Director

Multilingual and Multicultural Education Department

I am honored to lead our department, serving over 200,000 students, each with individual needs and unique pathways to academic success. We understand that our students require enriched language supports in every learning environment, and realize the urgency to ensure a relevant and rigorous educational program is accessible to all. Our educational programs for students are tailored to meet the individual learning needs of our diverse English learners and all language learners on their pathway to bilingualism and biliteracy. Our educational programs reflect updated research, practice, monitoring, and resources on instructional delivery models. Programs such as Dual Language Education and World Languages are open to all. We continue to work together towards bilingualism and biliteracy for all by ensuring equity, access and opportunities for all students regardless of the learning environment. At MMED, we fundamentally believe that we must all “be the light, be of service and be the solution”.

Dr. Jose Posada, Administrator, English Learner Services

Multilingual and Multicultural Education Department

Welcome to the Multilingual and Multicultural Education Department (MMED). Our focus will be the implementation of the 2018 Master Plan for Englisih Learners and Standard English Learners with fidelity at all schools so that student achievement is realized. MMED is comprised of the following offices:

1) Dual Language / Bilingual Programs Office

2) English Learner Programs / Compliance

3) English Learner Instruction Secondary and Elementary

4) World Languages and Cultures

Our team of committed and dedicated educators is ready to serve and support schools at all levels. We look forward to providing effective program options, instructional services, and monitoring tools that are based on student outcomes.

  • MMED/AEA-AEMP/Title VI Staff Directory

     

    Name

    Position

    Email

    Lydia Acosta Stephens

    Executive Director

    lstephen@lausd.net

    Jose Posada

    Administrator, MMED

    jmp1322@lausd.net

    Elizabeth Pratt

    Administrator, AEA

    eip3143@lausd.net 

    Norma España 

    Dual Language / Bilingual Programs Director

    norma.espana@lausd.net 

    Franz Foldvary

    Administrative Assistant

    franz.foldvary@lausd.net 

    Jazmin Soto

    Secretary

    jazmin.soto@lausd.net

    Gabriela Ruiz

    Senior Office Technician

    gabriela.ruiz@lausd.net

    Angela Sandoval

    Data Coordinator

    abs9291@lausd.net

    Gabriella Portaluppi

    Instructional Technology Specialist

    gdp9203@lausd.net

    English Learner Programs/Compliance

    Rafael Escamilla

    Coordinator

    rafael.escamilla@lausd.net

    Laura Villalobos

    Specialist

    Laura.Villalobos@lausd.net

    Elizabeth Shnorhokian

    Specialist

    emald4@lausd.net

    Ana Montenegro

    Specialist

    amm2987@lausd.net

    Karmin Mendoza

    Specialist

    karmin.mendoza@lausd.net

    Elementary English Learner Instruction

    Carla Gutierrez

    Coordinator

    carla.gutierrez@lausd.net

    Cynthia Ramirez

    Specialist

    cmr0096@lausd.net

    Hilda Yudess

    Specialist

    hyudess@lausd.net

    Christopher Mason

    Expert

    christopher.mason@lausd.net

    Isabel Aguirre

    Expert

    ixa8391@lausd.net

    Secondary English Learner Instruction

    Youssef Mossadaq

    Specialist

    yxm9573@lausd.net

    Bernie Carrasco

    Specialist

    bcarrasc@lausd.net

    World Languages and Cultures

    Eva Arrechiga

    Coordinator

    eal0710@lausd.net

    Dual Language/Bilingual Programs Office

    Roxanna Sosa

    Dual Language Coordinator

    roxanna.k.sosa@lausd.net

    Diana Sanchez

    Dual Language Specialist

    dab9296@lausd.net

    Blanca Valle-Alvarado

    Dual Language Specialist

    bvalle@lausd.net

    Kennis Wong-Chan

    Dual Language Specialist (Mandarin)

    kennis.wong@lausd.net

    Elise Kim

    Dual Language Specialist (Korean)

    elise.kim@lausd.net

    Ana Ramos

    Dual Language Expert

    ana.ramos@lausd.net

    Youngmi Park

    Community Representative

    young.park@lausd.net

     

    Local District English Learner Coordinator Staff Directory

     

    Local District Central

    Agustin Gonzalez  

    Director, Dual Language Programs and English Learners

    Sonia Flores

    Secondary English Learner Coordinator

    Juana Anguiano

    Elementary English Learner Coordinator

    Local District East

    Ana M. Guzman

    Access and Acceleration Director

    Pamela Enriquez

    SEL LD Coordinator

    Kirstin Summers

    English Learner Programs/Compliance Coordinator

    Luz Baltazar

    K-12 Dual Language Coordinator

    Local District Northeast

    Ann Argo

    Elementary English Learner Coordinator

    Cynthia Diaz

    English Learner Programs/Compliance

    Local District Northwest

    Nada Shaath

    Dual and World Languages Coordinator

    Rocio Saldana

    English Learner Programs & Compliance

    Pedro (Manny) Barajas

    TK - 12 English Learner Instruction

    Theresa Burnett

    SEL LD Coordinator

    Local District South

    Claudia Ulloa

    TK  12 English Learner Instruction Coordinator

    Jane Lee

    Dual Language/English Learner Coordinator TK-12

    Local District West

    Alana Cortes

    Elementary English Learner Coordinator

    Erika Argueta

    Secondary English Learner Coordinator

    Alfredo Ortiz

    Dual Language Programs Director

    Andrea Goring

    SEL LD Coordinator

    Virtual Academies

    Claudia Ramirez

    Administrative Coordinator