Multilingual Education Program

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Contact Information

Multilingual Education Program


Kristin Percy Calaff, Ph.D.

Executive Director of Multilingual Education

Virginia Morales

Assistant Director, ESD 189 & 121 (King)

Shannon Martin

Supervisor ESD 113, 114 & 121 (Pierce)

Katie Sperling

Supervisor ESD 101 & 171

The Washington State Multilingual Education Program oversees and guides districts serving multilingual learners with implementation of Transitional Bilingual Instruction Programs (TBIP) and Title III Services. 

Transitional Bilingual Instruction Program Guidance

This page provides guidance on state-approved program models, relevant legal requirements, and guidelines for districts serving multilingual  learners.

WIDA Standards, Assessments & Professional Learning

This page provides resources and links to WIDA standards, assessment guidance, and professional learning opportunities.

Dual Language Education & Resources

This page provides resources for designing, initiating, and implementing a comprehensive K-12 dual language program.

Title III Services

This page provides guidance and tools for Title III, Part A, including services for multilingual learners, American Indian/Alaska Native students, and eligible students in private schools.

Family Communication Templates

This page includes templates to support communication with parents and families of multilingual learners and American Indian/Alaska Native students regarding identification, placement, and assessment for TBIP and Title III programs.

Multilingual Education Webinars & Newsletters

This page provides information on upcoming sessions, resources from previous webinars and meetings, and archived newsletters.