English Learner Services supports English learner achievement by providing teachers, counselors, and other school staff opportunities for collaboration, communication, and networking. Resources and professional learning opportunities, including support for the new CA English Language Development standards (2012) and the ELD/ELA Framework (2014), are available to support and sustain leadership development, curriculum and instruction, and achievement for English learner students. Learn more about administrator and district-level services for English learner success.

English Learner Roadmap

The California English Learner Roadmap provides guidance to local educational agencies (LEAs) in order to welcome, understand, and educate the diverse population of students who are English learners attending California public schools. Learn more about the English Learner Roadmap.

English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)

The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) is the required state test for English language proficiency that must be given to students whose primary language is a language other than English.

Upcoming Professional Opportunities

A supportive and welcoming network designed for sharing best practice in engaging and educating our EL students. Currently, there are no upcoming professional opportunities.


Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

For information regarding the Local Control Accountability Plan, please click on LCAP.

Bilingual and Biliteracy Resources

San Mateo County Office of Education, in partnership with participating districts, implements a progression of Pathway Awards and gives the Seal of Biliteracy to qualifying high school seniors upon graduation. Learn more about the Pathway Awards and Seal of Biliteracy.

Gracie Hough

Coordinator, English Learner Support Services

Email: ghough@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5348

Erica Ng

Coordinator, English Learner Support Services

Email: eng@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5659

Ellen Arenas

Administrative Assistant I, Curriculum and Instruction (CIS)

Email: earenas@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5332