Language Immersion Programs
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English Learner Services

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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What do we provide?

  • English language assessment using the CELDT.
  • Translation and interpretation services.
  • Support for English learners.

Department Contact Information


Debra Carrillo, Director, Student Support Programs

Natalie Baptiste, Coordinator, K-12 Language Acquisiton

Patricia Effenberger, Bilingual Staff Secretary

Nora Neumiller, Bilingual Clerk

Kay Connolly, Intermediate Office Assistant

Alicia Cabrera, Bilingual Intermediate Office Assistant

E. Adriana Leon, Bilingual Community Liaison

Houpand Parsi, Bilingual Community Liaison


Phone: 949.234.9233
Fax: 949.488.0953


Our Mission

The English Learner Services Department and Language Assessment Center are dedicated to ensuring English Learners (EL) in the Capistrano Unified School District receive appropriate instructional support focusing on English language development.  Our primary role is English language assessment using the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) to guarantee proper placement in an instructional program as well as annual language assessment to monitor our English Learner's path to English proficiency.  Furthermore, we provide support to our EL students, their families, and schools in the form of translation and interpretation.  You are invited to visit our office anytime for information regarding district-sponsored resources, upcoming events, and other community information.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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