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Project ACCEPT

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Aligning the Common Core for English Learners, Parents & Teachers

Project Purpose

Project ACCEPT provides professional development to improve the education of English learners


  • Preservice bilingual teachers complete CA State licensure
  • Inservice teachers/educators complete Dual Language Certificate for advanced certification
  • Inservice teachers/educators complete professional development activities to improve instruction for ELs
  • Parents/families develop knowledge and skills in instructional technology engagement.
  • Professional Learning Community (PLC) with participants from each district plan professional development and parent/family component.

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Contact Information:

Ana M. Hernández, Ed. D., Project Director
School of Education
California State University San Marcos
(760) 750-8507 office or (760) 500-9665 (cell)

Partners - Local Education Agencies

Districts involved in the US Department of Education – Office of English Language Acquisition grant: Fallbrook Union Elementary SD, Oceanside USD, and Valley Center Pauma USD

Professional Learning Community Committee for Project ACCEPT

  • Project Director: Dr. Ana Hernández,
  • Project Evaluator: Dr. Annette Daoud,
  • Project Instructional Advisor/Coach: Martha Richardson,
  • OUSD Member: Juanita Hernández, Principal at Reynolds Elementary
  • FUESD Member: Dr. Edith Powers, Principal at Maie Ellis Elementary
  • VCPUSD Members: Lorena Guerrero-López, TOSA, & Wendy Heredia, Associate Superintendent

Parent Trainers & Community Liaisons for Project ACCEPT

  • Eliseo Higinio, DLE Teacher, Maie Ellis Elementary, FUESD
  • Alma Sánchez, DLE Teacher, Reynolds Elementary. OUSD
  • Nadia Clayton, TOSA, VCPUSD

Project ACCEPT in the news:Project ACCEPT

Alina- student graduate from Project ACCEPT