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Office of English Language Learning

Welcome to Office of English Language Learning


The goal of English as a second language (ESL) instruction in Waltham Public Schools is to advance our 1300 English Learners’ (ELs) language development and promote their academic achievement.



Office of English Language Learning Team

Catherine Carney
Administrator for English Language Learning
(781) 314-5498
Marianne Duffy
Assistant Director for English language Learning
(781) 314-5649
Kerry DeStefano
(781) 314-5499

Waltham English Learner Parent Advisory Council

On November 22, 2017, Governor Baker signed into law the Language Opportunity for Our Kids Act (LOOK Act). The goal of this new law is to improve the education of English learners (ELs). The law has created more opportunities for input from parents and guardians of English learners in language acquisition programs.

The English learner parent advisory council (ELPAC) is made up of parents and legal guardians of English learners.  Membership is voluntary and is open to all parents and legal guardians of students who are or have been identified as English learners.

ELPAC Monthly Meetings

Here’s what’s coming up for the Waltham ELPAC 2019 Spring School Year!

Spring dates coming soon!


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