Recertification Program

CLDE Program Overview

  • Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education Program  

    We are committed to developing
    English language skills that support
    the academic achievement of our

    Estamos comprometidos a
    desarrollar habilidades en el idioma
    inglés que apoyan el logro
    académico de nuestros estudiantes.

    If you need any CLDE support with
    Student Registration, please visit
    CLDE Office between the
    hours of 
    7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

    Si usted necesita apoyo
    registrando a su estudiante, por
    favor visite la oficina entre las
    horas de las 7:30 a.m. y las 4 p.m.

    CLDE Services

    Tier I Services

    Tier II Services

    •  50/50 Model

    •  Intervention Class

    •  Push-in Model

         •  I-READY

    •  Co-Teaching Model

         •  Imagine Learning

    •  Pull-Out Model

         •  Achieve3000

     State Language Proficiency Assessments

    Colorado State Department link: ACCESS Testing

     District Program

    There are 51 different languages represented in the Harrison School District Two CLDE Program. Spanish is the dominant language of all English Language Learners (ELL's) at 93%.

    The top five home languages are Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Arabic, and Swahili.

    We provide language services to over 1000 active NEP/LEP students and oversee over 490 ELL Monitor students.

    ELL students make up about 27% of the total district enrollment. 


  • The Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE) office wishes to congratulate Lynda Espinoza Idle from Harrison School District 2 who was chosen as the winner of the 2020 Distinguished Administrator in Support of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners Award. The award is presented annually to one distinguished administrator who has demonstrated excellence in creating successful outcomes by supporting the academic, linguistic, and social-emotional needs of culturally and linguistically diverse learners and their families. The CLDE office has honored administrators and educators who have demonstrated excellence in their work with culturally and linguistically diverse learners since 2007.

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  • Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education Program

    Office location:
    Harrison School District 2
    Administration Building, Rm 232
    1060 Harrison Road
    Colorado Springs, CO 80906

    CLDE Department Staff:

    Sylvia Felder
    CLDE Secretary to the Director/Program Secretary
    719-579-2591,  Email

    Rachel Laufer
    Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning (Acting CLDE Director)
    719-579-3763,  Email

    Stephanie Sirio
    CLDE Director (incoming February 16, 2021)

    Mimi Espinoza
    CLDE Support Coordinator
    719-579-2616,  Email

    Annette Ontiveros 
    .6 CLDE Instructional Coordinator
    719-538-1339,  Email

    Elizabeth Maneeley
    CLDE Instructional Coordinator
    719-579-3246,  Email

    Steven Blackmore 
    .5 CLDE Program Secretary
    719-579-2576,  Email

    Diego Saldarriaga
    .8 CLDE Bilingual Tester/Instructional Para
    719-579-2054,  Email