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English Learners Department


Sandra Escobedo

Director, Supplemental & Concentration Services              (510) 784-2600 ext. 72584

Bernardo Varela

Coordinator, EL Standards & Master Plan                                    (510) 723-3900 ext. 30102

Natalie Lower

EL Program Specialist                (510) 723-3900 ext. 30170

Michele McKinley

EL Program Specialist                (510) 723-3900 ext. 30149

Welcome to the EL Department

Guided by the Master Plan for English Language Learners and committed to student, teacher and parent success, we support a powerful instructional program for English Language Learners, Grades K-12.

The Department of English Language Learners provides on-going support to our district's programs designed for students with non-English language backgrounds who arrive in our schools without a full command of the English language. Our main charge is to coordinate services, create resources and provide professional development and support to district staff tasked with instructing our English Learners (ELs) and providing resources and professional development for their families.

Our goal is for our students to graduate from Hayward Unified School District with the academic skills and foundational experiences necessary to be in a position to continue formal post-secondary education or to succeed in a career of their choosing. We believe this is a collaborative effort that involves all stakeholders in the lives of our PK-12 students: teachers, support staff, site administrators, central office staff, families and community members.

Languages Spoken by English Learners in HUSD

Pie chart Languages

For additional data from the California Department of Education please click on the link below. 


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Teacher Resources

Translation / Interpretation Services