New Jersey Department of Education

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Bureau Objectives:

The Bureau of Bilingual/ESL Education provides assistance to local education agencies (LEAs) in organizing language assistance programs, implementing best practices for English language learners (ELLs) and promoting equitable educational opportunities. The bureau also ensures that LEAs are complying with the New Jersey Bilingual Education Act and Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Such assistance is provided by this website, formal and informal technical assistance, regional workshops, conferences and publications.

Services Offered:

  • Provide technical assistance and training to assist school districts with the design and implementation of bilingual/ESL programs.
  • Coordinate all activities with the 21 county offices of education to monitor school districts and provide training and technical assistance.
  • Assist in the administration of grant applications under the Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students, Title III, for eligible school districts.
  • Provide technical assistance and training in applying for NCLB, Title III federal funding as well other discretionary grant opportunities concerning English language learners (ELLs) and immigrant students.
  • Collect and summarize enrollment and achievement data on ELLs.

How to Access Services:

Director, Office of Supplemental Educational Programs Karen Campbell (609) 376-9080
Bilingual/ESL Educational Specialist Lori Ramella (609) 376-9080
Bilingual/ESL Educational Specialist Jacquelyn León (609) 376-9080
Comprehensive Support and Intervention ELL Specialist Joanna Santana (609) 376-9080