English Language Learners

The Department of English Language Learners (ELL) offers several instructional program models in second language acquisition, facilitating the opportunity for students to master essential knowledge and skills while acquiring a second language.

Our mission

We value and promote the rich linguistic diversity of students, foster the growth of English language learners, and build district capacity with a shared responsibility for the development of multilingual, culturally competent and globally prepared students.

Our vision

A school culture that values and preserves the diverse linguistic backgrounds and identities of students with intercultural support systems to provide equitable and inclusive educational opportunities for all.

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Mailing address

Garland Independent School District
P.O. Box 461407
Garland, TX 75046-1407


Employee Position
Vacant TBD Director
Vacant TBD Elementary Coordinator
Thalia Gonzalez Administrative Assistant
Vacant TBD Elementary Bilingual Specialist
Dr. Julie Xu Elementary Bilingual Specialist
Deb Tietjen Secondary Coordinator
Zaira Martinez Administrative Assistant
Xelina Welsh Secondary Specialist
Sheila Sudderth Social Worker
Diana Pecorino Compliance Coordinator
Maureen Hallman Administrative Assistant
Tiffany Gruber Compliance Specialist
Vacant TBD Sheltered Instruction Facilitator
Sofía Núñez Parent Engagement Facilitator
Vacant TBD Parent Engagement Aide
Margaret Rutaquio Newcomer Facilitator
Vacant TBD Newcomer Aide