• Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education

    Harrison High students participate in their annual school World Culture Fair

CLDE Program Overview

  • Our CLDE Vision:
    To provide culturally and linguistically diverse learners with equitable access to cohesive learning opportunities that accelerate their social and academic English.  

    D2 will provide meaningful access to grade-level content and increase Multilingual Learners' (MLs) overall achievement through the implementation of research-based English Language Development teaching methods and collaboration by our highly qualified CLDE educators.  

    Our CLDE Mission:
    The mission of the D2 CLDE program is to promote a safe, encouraging, and equitable learning environment for all MLs.  Implementation of research-based English Language Development teaching methods and collaboration by our highly qualified CLDE educators and paraprofessionals contributes to measurable growth and proficiency in Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing as well as all content areas.  

    CLDE Models and Support Programs

    • Push-in
    • Pull-out
    • Co-Teaching
    • Sheltered Instruction Protocol (SIOP)

    Support Programs:

    • National Geographic Language Learning
    • Imagine Learning
    • i-Ready

    State Language Proficiency Assessments

    For more information on state language proficiency assessments, follow this link from the Colorado Department of Education: ACCESS Testing

Our Program

  • District Program

    There are 51 different languages represented in the Harrison School District Two CLDE Program. Spanish is the dominant language of all Multilingual Learners (MLs) at 93%.

    The top six home languages are Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Dari (Farsi, Eastern), Arabic, and Swahili.

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

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

    Sierra High School 2022 Valedictorian, Malia Palaroan, Dances a traditional dance at Culture Night

Recertification Program

CLDE Parent/Community Newsletter

  • Each quarter, the CLDE department publishes a Parent/Community newsletter with resources for families and any important updates. Check out our Quarterly Parent/Community Newsletters:

    CLDE Parent/Community Newsletter


  • Office location:
    Harrison School District 2
    Administration Building, Rm 232
    1060 Harrison Road
    Colorado Springs, CO 80905

    CLDE Department Staff:

    Tamie Hollon
    CLDE Program Director

    719-579-2590, Email

    Marcela DiazPinto
    CLDE Secretary to the Director/Program Secretary

    719-579-2591,  Email

    Isabel Clamons
    CLDE Instructional Coordinator

    719-579-2616,  Email    

    Dr. Christina Clayton
    CLDE Instructional Coordinator
    719-579-3246,  Email

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

    Cindy Delgado
    CLDE Bilingual Tester/Instructional Para
    719-579-3253, Email