Bilingual Education

Our mission is to foster an educational system that embraces refugee, immigrant, and language minority students. We seek to provide services and a learning environment where students can succeed, participate fully at all levels, and achieve their full potential.

For the district, we provide a centralized location for data, assessment, staffing, resources and services to bilingual students, families, and LSD staff.


Did you know in the 22-23 School Year...

17% of LSD (PreK-12) students identified that a language(s) other than English was spoken in the home.  

15% of LSD (PreK-12) students were Multilingual Learners and received English Language development support services

We have welcomed students from 73 different countries who speak 56 languages






Dr. Eva L. Evans Welcome Center

2400 Pattengill Ave,
Lansing, MI 48910

Open Monday thru Friday
8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Deputy Superintendent of Special Populations

Sergio Keck
Deputy Superintendent of Special Populations

Director of Special Populations

Nicole Namy
Director of Special Populations

Bilingual Intake Office

Trisha Black
Special Populations Specialist

Extended Learning and Outreach

Rebecca Douglas
Extended Learning and Outreach Specialist

Spanish-Speaking Student and Family Support

Marisol Garcia
Spanish Family Advocate

Social Emotional Support

Nikki Finch, LMSW
ELD Mentoring Liaison

ELD Instructional Coach

Heather Hoisington
K-8 ELD Instructional Coach

Bilingual Education Resource

Dia Sabah
Bilingual Education Resource Specialist

Philomena Pesambili
Bilingual Education Resource Specialist

Student WIDA Records

Francisca Kidder
District Assessment Coordinator

11,500 Enrollment by 2025
85% Graduation Rate by 2025
90% Attendance by 2025