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English Learner Advisory Council (ELAC)

Welcome to La Mesa Junior High's English Learner Advisory Committee's (ELAC) page. 
Here, you will: 
  • understand the purpose of ELAC
  • understand the roles & responsibilities of ELAC officers
  • learn how to become an ELAC member
  • view all meeting agendas and minutes
Our ELAC is an important advisory committee that oversees the EL program.  ELAC represents the parent voice for EL students. ELAC reviews EL data surrounding attendance, reclassification, academic & language proficiency, and helps the school complete an annual needs assessment and establishes an EL goal for our Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). 
Did You Know?
La Mesa is proud to serve an English Learner student population that speaks over 6 languages!
Our multi-lingual scholars bring their language & culture to enrich our campus. 
EL Support Team
Staff Contact
Kullen Welch
Assistant Principal
Javier Pena
el coordinator
EL Coordinator
Jenni Frias
Achieve Teacher
Lynn Holmgren
Newcomer Math Teacher
Susan Lundin
EL Counselor
Kellen Atkins
el counselor
EL Counselor
Marie Mancini
Newcomer/ EL Social Worker
Molly Castaneda
Bilingual Instructional Assistant
Maria Chee
Bilingual Instructional Assistant
Nancy Estrada
Bilingual Instructional Assistant
Kathryn Morris
Bilingual Instructional Assistant
Grecia Relis
Bilingual Instructional Assistant
Esperanza Alonso
Bilingual Instructional Assistant
Inna Hakobyan
Meeting Dates
All parents are welcome to attend ELAC meetings. 
Meeting Date/ Time / Location
Orientation & Election
Thursday, August 31, 2023
5:30 PM
Meeting #1
Thursday, October 26, 2023
5:00 PM
room 503
Meeting #2
Thursday, December 7, 2023
6:00 PM
Meeting #3
Thursday, February 1, 2024
6:00 PM
Meeting #4
Thursday, March 28, 2024
Time to be determined
Golden Valley High School (joint ELAC meeting)