315 129th Street South, Tacoma, WA 98444 | (253) 298-3000

Languages and Equity

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The FPS Department of Languages and Equity exists to support the development of all learners throughout Franklin Pierce Schools. The department offers leadership and support for the Dual Language Immersion Program at Harvard Elementary, English Languages Learners across the district and World Languages programs.

In addition, this department in collaboration with all other stakeholders in the district lead all efforts with Equity as a primary lens. Equity is “raising the achievement of all students while narrowing the gap between the highest and lowest performing students and eliminating the racial predictability and disproportionality of which student groups occupy the highest and lowest achievement categories” (Glenn Singleton 2006).

Jose de Jesus Melendez

Director of Languages and Equity

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 315 129th St. South Tacoma, WA 98444

 jomelendez@fpschools.org

 (253) 298-3037

(253) 298-3015