ESOL & Migrant Education


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Parent Outreach

The Parent Outreach Program offers support services for students and parents. Parents may contact the ESOL Parent Outreach Facilitator for assistance (TEL. 941-927-9000 EXT. 34352). We serve ESOL students and their families by facilitating:

  • Communication between home, school, and the ESOL department,
  • Active and ongoing parent involvement in their children's education, and
  • Access to community services and resources.

Our Parent Outreach Facilitator can connect families with community resources, attend school meetings with ESOL parents, provide certain interpretation services for parents, advocate for ESOL parents, explain state testing and state standards to parents of ESOL students, and explain the parent's rights and responsibilities in the United States' educational system.

In addition, when available, the program provides academic resources for the home to improve English proficiency. Finally, the Parent Outreach Program strives to promote cross-cultural awareness between parents and school staff.

Call for information about the following programs

  • Tutoring services
  • School contacts
  • Adult English classes
  • Community resources
  • Community services
  • Pre-kindergarten
  • your child's education


    Parent Leadership Council

    The Parent Leadership Council (PLC) consists of parents from several district schools. Parent Council Members are informed about the ELL Plan and asked for feedback. This plan is designed to show how the district will identify, assess, and monitor the appropriate delivery of services to English Language Learners.

    Every school is required to have one local (school-level) PLC meeting every year, and parents of all ESOL students are invited to attend. The purpose of this PLC meeting is to: explain the school's ESOL program, share student accomplishments, recognize student achievement, and celebrate the cultural diversity of the local school community.

    View the Florida Consent Decree,
    the State of Florida's framework for compliance with federal and state laws and jurisprudence regarding the education of ELL students.

    Our work is guided by the District ELL Plan  , which explains how educational opportunities and services are provided to bilingual and non-native speakers of



    Pupil Support Services
    Sonia Figaredo-Alberts, Executive Director

    Julie Zarling, Administrative Assistant

    Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 31109
    Fax: 941-927-4052
    1960 Landings Boulevard
    Sarasota, Florida 34231
    Green 3rd Floor

    Exceptional Student Education
    Tammy Cassels, Supervisor

    Miriam Blosser, Administrative Assistant

    Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 34226
    Fax: 941-927-4014

    Student Services
    Debra Giacolone, Supervisor

    Sally Dean, Administrative Assistant

    Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 34754
    Fax: 941-361-6157

    School Health Services
    Suzanne Dubose, Supervisor

    Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 34765
    Fax: 941-927-4108

    Florida Department of Health Sarasota County
    Karen McCormack, Supervisor
    Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 32101

    Alternative Education, Discipline & Dropout Prevention
    Dr. Dawn Clayton, Supervisor

    Karen Frantz, Administrative Assistant
    Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 31113

    ESOL and Migrant Education
    Jamie Rodriguez, Supervisor

    Tracey Cardenas, Program Manager
    Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 32247

    Tamika Herring-Snead, Administrative Assistant
    Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 34330

    Staff Listing

    2/25/2019 - Civility Squad Rediscover Silence

    2/26/2019 - Civility Squad Rediscover Silence

    2/26/2019 - kindergarten Orientation Wilkinson Elementary

    2/26/2019 - Kindergarten Orientation Atwater Elementary

    2/27/2019 - Civility Squad Rediscover Silence

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