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Title III - ESL

Leonia Public Schools

English as a Second Language Program


Our English as a Second Language (ESL) is designed to meet the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs) by creating excellence in academics through equity, and rigor. Our program is structured through research based strategies, best practices, and a laser light focus in instruction that meets the needs of all learners.We pride ourselves in enhancing instruction that improve language acquisition in the four language domains of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. We also take pride in celebrating the diverse cultures that attend Leonia Public Schools, as we strengthen our local community through parental involvement and outreach. 


District Title III Policies:

Bilingual and ESL Education Policy


Staff who service students in ESL classes:

Supervisor of ESL - Evelina Despaigne

ACS - Joon You & Vicky Machado  

LMS - Marina Labonville

LHS  - Danqin Chen & Evelina Despaigne


ACCESS Testing Information:

ACCESS Testing Information 


Parent Engagement Information:

Parent Advisory Board 

Parent Advisory Board Agenda 


Helpful Links to Support your Child at Home:

Colorin Colorado 

What does it mean to be an ELL?

ACCESS English

ACCESS Spanish