• District 49 was awarded a Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) grant for $2 million dollars over the next five years to implement a Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program. We will start in school year 2023-2024 with Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade, with grade expansions to 3rd, 4th, 5th and middle school pathways. 

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  • The Colorado Department of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education has shared resources on COVID-19 for our multilingual families. Please access them at by clicking here 

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Grant Geis
CLDE Coordinator
Phone: 719-494-8964
Inés Stabler
CLDE Instructional Coach
Phone: 719-495-1149 ext 3225
Karla Palacios
CLDE Technician
Phone: 719-495-1149 ext 4298
Iraida Galan
CLDE Family Engagement and Community Liaison
Phone: 719-491-0327

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education

  • District 49’s Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE) team supports the growth of every English language learner, so each student becomes academically and socially fluent. The CLDE program provides rigorous instruction to English language learners to develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, so they achieve grade-level proficiency and become successful in workforce and post-secondary environments. The Board of Education expects the entire district staff to take ownership in assuring our English language learners demonstrate language proficiency and ultimately improve in achievement. CLDE teachers and paraprofessionals empower each learner, through differentiated instruction, research-based instruction and assessments and 21st century skills. As a team committed to student success, the program uses compassion in order to create productive citizens in a global society. 

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