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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien,WA 98166

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Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Language Learning

Phone: 206-631-3035

The Language Learning Department works with schools to lead instruction in English Language Learning, Dual Language, World Language, and Community Language Learning programs.

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Team Members

Kristin Percy Calaff

Kristin Percy Calaff, Director of Language Learning

Email: kristin.percycalaff@highlineschools.org

Kristin leads work in language learning at a district level across all content areas including dual language (DL), English Language Learning (ELL), world language, and heritage and community language learning programs. Contact Kristin about leadership of ELL and dual language programs and our strategic plan goal for students to graduate bilingual and biliterate.

Damaris Amaya

Damaris Amaya, Language Learning Administrative Secretary

Email: damaris.amaya@highlineschools.org

Damaris is the administrative assistant for the Language Learning department. Damaris supports English Language Learning, Dual Language and World Language programs. Please contact Damaris for questions or support with administrative tasks such as calendars and events, extra service, travel and conferences.

Molly Ajeto, Language Learning Program Technician 

Email: molly.ajeto@highlineschools.org

Molly supports English Language Learning (ELL), Dual Language (DL) and World Language programs districtwide with data and assessment and is the primary contact for ELPA21 Screening. Please contact Molly about student testing, identification, and placement of English learners and the World Language Credit by Proficiency and Seal of Biliteracy program.

Rachel Hoff

Rachel Hoff, Elementary Program Specialist

Email: rachel.hoff@highlineschools.org

Rachel supports our elementary English Language Learning (ELL) and Dual Language (DL) programs. Contact Rachel for information or assistance with elementary ELL or DL (English) instructional support, ELL students with special education needs, or Project GLAD® training.

Naomi Kallmes

Naomi Kallmes, Elementary Program Specialist​​​​​​

Email: naomi.kallmes@highlineschools.org

Naomi supports our elementary English Language Learning (ELL) and Dual Language (DL) programs. Contact Naomi for information or assistance with elementary ELL or DL (English) instructional support, our Vietnamese Dual Language program or OCDE Project GLAD® training.
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Jordan Montalvo, Elementary Spanish Program Specialist

Email: jordan.montalvo@highlineschools.org

Jordan provides support for our elementary Dual Language (DL) programs with biliteracy development, Spanish instruction, and Spanish curricular resources and serves as an OCDE Project GLAD® trainer for our district. Contact Jordan for information or assistance with elementary Dual Language programs and Project GLAD® training en español. 

Bethany Plett

Bethany Plett, Secondary Program Specialist

Email: bethany.plett@highlineschools.org

Bethany supports ELL and general education teachers in middle and high school. Contact Bethany for information about ELA/ELL frameworks, OCDE Project GLAD® strategies, instructional coaching and secondary master scheduling and service models

 

Stephanie Forman

Stephanie Forman, Secondary Program Specialist

Email: stephanie.forman@highlineschools.org

Stephanie supports middle and high school Dual Language (DL) programs. Contact Stephanie for information or assistance related to program development, instruction, implementation, and leadership in dual language secondary schools. 

Allyson Kemp, Secondary Program Specialist

Email: allyson.kemp@highlineschools.org

Allyson supports ELL and general education teachers in middle and high school.   Contact Allyson with questions about secondary ELL instruction and program design, OCDE Project GLAD®, dually served students, English 3D, bilingual paraprofessional training and evaluating foreign transcripts.

 Mary Orozco

Mary Orozco, Secondary Spanish Program Specialist

Email: mary.orozco@highlineschools.org

Mary supports secondary World Language teachers with instructional strategies, curriculum resources and professional development opportunities. Contact Mary with questions about the World Language Credit by Proficiency test, as well as secondary World Language programs.