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Our Program Mission

Riverside Unified School District values and affirms the linguistic and cultural assets of ALL English learners 

to ensure their academic proficiency and social contribution in a global society. 

RUSD Board Goals 

Our Program Goals

Full Access

All English learners will have full access to standards-based, grade level content.

Teacher Efficacy

Close the English learners achievement gap by increasing our teachers' capacity for teaching Integrated and Designated ELD using standards-based materials and resources.

Building Systems

English learners will experience a coherent, articulated, and aligned set of practices and pathways within and across grade levels TK-12.

Meet the English Learner Program Staff

Carolina Michel

Coordinator

English Learners, TK-12

cmichel@riversideunified.org

Esther Garcia

Coordinator

Dual Language Immersion, K-12

emgarcia@riversideunified.org

Patricia Thetford

Teacher on Special Assignment

Dual Language Immersion, K-12

pthetford@riversideunified.org

Vienessa Lopez

Teacher on Special Assignment

English Learners, TK-12

vlopez@riversideunified.org