Federal Programs
Bilingual & ESL Support

Title III, Part A - Bilingual/ESL Support Services

We provide expert assistance and best practices professional development to ensure success for Emergent Bilingual (EB) students. 

Contact Us


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Amberly Walker
(254) 297-1251


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Faith Foster
(254) 297-1247


  • Accountability & Compliance Reporting: Provides assistance in completing the Title III, Part A section of the ESSA Consolidated Federal application and compliance report. Provides assistance in interpreting the Bilingual/ESL PEIMS code guide
  • Certification Preparation: Provides training for educators seeking their ESL or Bilingual certification.
  • Federal & State Guidelines: Disseminates information and provides expert assistance related to federal and state guidelines that address both the needs of Emergent Bilingual (EB) students as well as program requirements and timelines including assistance Language Proficiency Assessment Committees/Guidelines.
  • Federal & State Testing: Disseminates information, provides expert assistance, professional development and support related to state assessments such as STAAR, STAAR Spanish and TELPAS.
  • Parent Involvement: Provides PD and assists districts with implementation of effective strategies that involve parents of EB/EL students in the education of their children.
Downloadable Resources
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General Support

TEA Bilingual/ESL Page

  • Chapter 29 and 89
  • Reclassification Criteria Chart
  • ARD and LPAC Collaboration Guidance
  • TSDS Updated PEIMS Information


EB/EL Web Portal


ELPS Support Center

  • ELPS Instructional Tool
  • Linguistic Instructional Alignment Guide
  • Implementing the ELPS

LPAC Framework


Texas Gateway

  • Online Training




Additional Resource

International Transcript Translation Support Service

This fee-based service provides affordable assistance with analysis of transcripts for students who received schooling from outside the U.S. The student's course history is matched against Texas PEIMS compatible courses for appropriate grade level placement and correct awarding of credits for Texas graduation requirements. 


Service includes: 

  • Review/translation of foreign transcript
  • Comparison of foreign coursework against comparable Texas PEIMS courses to award course credits
  • Recommendation for future grade placement for student
  • Guidance with course planning for student


For more information, contact: 

Becky Lane

(254) 297-1137

Terry Arndt

(254) 297-1199

Tonya Ramos

(254) 297-1167

ESC Region 12 offers free and paid professional development specifically to address the instructional needs of Emergent Bilinguals (EB) students. This includes training and coaching support for implementation on the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS), Content-Based Language Instruction (CBLI), and content-based instructional strategies to engage and promote learning for the EB/EL student.


Training opportunities >


Click here to download Bilingual/ESL Training Flyer as PDF

Title III, Part A - Bilingual/ESL Shared Services Arrangement (SSA)

Benefits include:

  • Completion of Title III, Part A Federal Application, TEA negotiations and Compliance Report
  • Assistance in meeting state and federal requirements
  • Training on Bilingual/ESL topics including LPAC, ESL strategies, assessment of EB/EL students and Content-Based Language Instruction (CBLI)
  • Digital Instructional Support 


Check here to see if your district is part of the Shared Services Arrangement. Click on your district's name and look for Title III, Part A Bilingual/ESL SSA


Title III, Part A Bilingual/ESL SSA Flyer >

For more information, contact Faith Foster at ffoster@esc12.net
Abnoussi, Arash
Education Specialist
(254) 297-1122
Content-Based Language Instruction
Foster, Faith
Education Specialist
(254) 297-1247
Bilingual/Dual Language
Vielma, Polo
Education Specialist
(254) 297-1214
Title III Parent, Family and Community Engagement
Walker, Amberly
Education Specialist-Coordinator
(254) 297-1251
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