Process to form Task Force
Central Office staff – Department Supervisors recommended a staff member from their Department. Preference was given to staff who are bilingual (Spanish/English) and/or have experience with the Dual Language Immersion program.
School-based Administrator– Principals will identify whether they or a member of their administrative team will serve on the Task Force.
School-based Staff – Principals will select staff for the Task Force. Elementary staff will include English and Spanish side teachers.
Parents – At the elementary and middle school level, PTA presidents from each school will identify a member or former member of their school community to serve as the parent rep on the Task Force. PTA presidents will share their selection with the school Principal by Wednesday, April 28.
- Bilingual parents are preferred (Spanish/English) but not required.
- Must have a child in the Dual Language Immersion program or one who completed the APS Dual Immersion program.
- Knowledge of the Dual Language Immersion program
Task Force Composition (Led by the Department of Teaching and Learning)
Central Office Staff
Sarah Putnam, Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Elisabeth Harrington, Supervisor of World Languages
Rebeca Prell, World Languages Specialist
Jonathan Turrisi, Director of Strategic Planning
Kati Costar, Office of English Learners
Caitlin Sherman, Special Education
Amanda Dempsey, Arlington Tiered System of Support
Carolyn Jackson, Office of Equity & Inclusion
Consultant (1) – Rosa Molina, Executive Director of the Association of Two-way Dual Language Education (ATDLE)
School Board Member (1) – Cristina Diaz-Torres
World Language Advisory Committee Chair (1) – Adriana McQuillan
Administrator (1) – Frances Lee
Teachers (1) -Ana Munoz
Parent (2) – Cynthia Cocuesta Cuttier, Bill Gillen
Administrator (1) -Dena Gollopp
Teachers (3) – Nadia Robles, Daniel Rios, Megan Stetson
Parent (2) – Lyzbeth Monard, Jenny Rizzo
Administrator (1) – Jessica Panfil
Teachers (3) – Claudia Delgadillo, Laura Mufson, Wendy Bermudez
Parent (2) – Marizol Rocha, Melissa Schwaber-Mills
Administrator (1) – Denise Santiago
Teachers (3) – Esmeralda Alomia, Jeremy Sullivan, Meg Enriquez
Parent (2) – Natalie Hardin, Erin Freas-Smith
Announcement date of all Task Force Members – Monday, May 3