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Multilingual

Lilia Villa
Lilia Villa
Director
lvilla@mvusd.net 

Contact

Nora Peña
Secretary III
npena@mvusd.net
951-571-7500
Ext. 17219

Department Overview

The Multilingual Department provides educational and technical support to school sites to ensure all English Learners (ELs) and Dual Language Immersion (DLI) students receive equitable access to a meaningful education. The department oversees the DLI Program, the  Language Assessment Center (LAC), and local, state, and federal mandates related to the EL program. The Multilingual Department:

  • Ensures ELs develop proficiency in English in a classroom with research-based instruction designed for English language acquisition.

  • Ensures ELs meet state standards through the use of core curriculum as rapidly and effectively as possible.

  • Ensures DLI students attain both English and Spanish language proficiency.

  • Trains on and ensures effective administration of local and state assessments such as the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California.

  • Empowers Professional Learning Communities to improve student achievement by providing staff development and technical assistance.

  • Promotes and provides family education.

  • Embraces linguistic and cultural diversity as assets. 

  • Advocates for the educational rights of all students.

Staff

Andrea Chavez

EL Parent Involv/Engmnt Spec
District Office

Ramona Delatorre-fuentes

Language Assessor-Bilingual
District Office

Joanna Garcia

Language Assessment Specialist
District Office

Alma Lopez

Secretary I
District Office

Steven Lozano

Data Clerk III
District Office

Catalina Moye

Program Specialist- ELL
District Office

Nora Pena

Secretary III
District Office

Elizabeth Perez

Language Assessor-Bilingual
District Office

Rosa (Dally) Prins

Coord-Acad Int Linguistic Supp
District Office

Sonia Quinn

Program Specialist- ELL
District Office

Lilia Villa

Dir III-English Lang Learner
District Office

Blanca Zatarain

Secretary II
District Office

Stephanie Zavala

Language Assessor-Bilingual
District Office