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 23-24 School Year so far...

17.8% of LSD (PreK-12) students identified that a language(s) other than English was spoken in the home.  

15.5% of LSD (PreK-12) students were Multilingual Learners and received English Language Development (ELD) support services

We have welcomed students from 73 different countries who speak 58 languages




Lansing School District Bilingual Department

Dr. Eva L. Evans Welcome Center

2400 Pattengill Ave, Lansing, MI 48910

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

Deputy Superintendent of Special Populations

Sergio Keck - Deputy Superintendent of Special Populations | 517-755-2946

Director of Special Populations

Nicole Namy - Director of Special Populations | 517-755-2945

Bilingual Intake Office

Trisha Black - Special Populations Specialist | 517-755-4892

Extended Learning and Outreach

Rebecca Douglas - Extended Learning and Outreach Specialist | 517-755-2948

Spanish-Speaking Student & Family Support

Marisol Garcia - Spanish Family Advocate | 517-755-2947

Social Emotional Support

Nikki Finch, LMSW - ELD Mentoring Liaison

ELD Instructional Coach

Heather Hoisington - K-8 ELD Instructional Coach | 517-755-2822

Bilingual Education Resource

Dia Sabah - Bilingual Education Resource Specialist

Philomena Pesambili - Bilingual Education Resource Specialist

Data and Assessment

Viktoria Carr - Data and Assessment Technician

Student WIDA Records

Francisca Kidder - District Assessment Coordinator | 517-755-2821

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