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English Learner Services

The Tulare Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees intends to provide English learners with challenging curriculum and instruction that develops proficiency in English as rapidly and effectively as possible while facilitating student achievement in the district’s regular course of study.

Mission for English Learners

The mission of Tulare Joint Union High School District is to provide students equal access to a quality educational program that will increase their English language acquisition in a safe and nurturing environment to prepare them to be fully functioning members of society.

District Goals for English Learners

  1. To develop literacy skills appropriate to grade level content and performance standards.
  2. To develop academic English language fluency rapidly and as efficiently as possible in order for students to participate fully in appropriate and meaningful instruction.
  3. To develop academic achievement in all content areas appropriate to grade-level standards.

Additional English Learners Information


Title III
English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

Meet Our Staff


Luis Cobarruvias

Luis Cobarruvias
ELD Site Coordinator
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Zilda Hilliard

Zilda Hilliard
ELD Department chair
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Melissa Trauger

Melissa Trauger
ELD Teacher
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Doug Jones

Doug Jones
ELD Teacher
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Summer Denney

Summer Denney
ELD Teacher
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Mike Hazelwood

Mike Hazelwood
ELD Teacher
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Savannah Rios

Savannah Rios
ELD Teacher
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Jennifer Padilla

Jennifer Padilla
Counselor
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Claudia Ramos

Claudia Ramos
Community Liaison
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