Learning Support Services

 English Learner Program (EL)

Jamie Lafuze, EL Program Coordinator 
(858) 521-2748


The school’s principal is responsible for the English learner program at each school.  The individual classroom teachers are responsible to make sure that the English learners in their class(es) receive the instruction that is appropriate for them.  All certificated teachers at all grade levels (TK-12) who have English learners must have the state’s Cross-cultural, Language, and Academic Development (CLAD) certification.   In addition, each school has at least one teacher who is the school’s English Learner Program Coordinator and serves as a liaison between the district and the school’s English Learner Program.  All schools also have at least one English Learner Program Instructional Assistant (IA) who helps the regular classroom teachers provide appropriate instruction for the English learner students.  The IA may also work with small groups of students for extra support.


The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2121, jjimenez@powayusd.com. For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator/ 504 Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840, jdayhoff@powayusd.com

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