Multicultural Education

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Welcome to the SFPS Multicultural Department

Lisa Vigil  
Bilingual Multicultural Education Director

Dr. Suzanne Jacquez-Gorman
SFPS District EL Coach

Nancy Davis
Native American Student Services, Coordinator
Liliana Saenz
Administrative Assistant


As part of the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the SFPS Multicultural and Bilingual Department will serve as the lead for language, culture, and equity within the District.  The SFPS Multicultural and Bilingual Department will serve as the contact on:

  • implementing state-funded Bilingual Multicultural Education Programs;
  • meeting Federal obligations to English Learners by providing English Learner Programs that support students in becoming proficient in English and achieving academically;
  • leveraging the Title III English Language Acquisition Sub-grant to maximize positive impact and outcomes for Immigrant students and students served in English Learner Programs;
  • effective World Language instruction;
  • the Seal of Bilingualism-Biliteracy on New Mexico Diploma of Excellence; and
  • Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Instruction.
  • The Language and Culture Bureau looks forward to continued collaboration as we work together to provide student-centered, equitable instruction that is culturally and linguistically responsive.



     SEPTEMBER 25, 2018

  • Last day to Screen, Notify, and File identified EL’s
  • Last day to notify parents of “Exited” EL status

           SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

  • 2018 - 2019 District Bilingual and Multicultural Education Program (BMEP) Annual Reporting Due