School Coaches that support English Learners
Approximately one student out of five in the Pasadena Unified School District is an English Learner. For this reason, PUSD classroom teachers require specialized knowledge, skills and strategies during all instruction of English Learners. Teaching English Learners requires knowledge of California English Language Development Standards so that their English Learners are able to accelerate their mastery of English as well as an ability to make core content comprehensible. Towards this end, the Language Assessment and Development Department provides staff development for teachers of English Learners as well as for bilingual instructional assistants.
Coaches are available at each school site to provide assistance and support for English Learners, teachers, staff and families. Elementary and Secondary Coaches attend monthly meetings.