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Language Instruction Educational Program (LIEP)

Richmond Public Schools, a district of ExcELLence, envisions and is committed to meeting the needs of all English Learners and their families through equitable access to academic content and social emotional learning, by creating a climate in which all English Learners (ELs) thrive in their schools and communities.

LIEP into Language Acquisition!

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages



  • VDOE Title III: resources
  • LIEP Google Classroom:
    • Class code: 7knzxgw
  • ESL at Home: Resource for students
  • English Learner Tool Kits:
    • Chapter 1: Identifying All ELs
    • Chapter 2: Providing ELs with a LIEP 
    • Chapter 3: Staffing and supporting a LEIP
    • Chapter 4: Providing meaningful access to core curricular and extracurricular programs
    • Chapter 5: Creating an inclusive environment for and avoiding unnecessary segregation for ELs
    • Chapter 6: Addressing ELs with disabilities (DIEL)

    • Chapter 7: Serving ELs who Opt-Out of LIEP
    • Chapter 8: Monitoring and exiting ELs from LIEP
    • Chapter 9: Evaluating a LIEP
    • Chapter 10: Ensuring meaningfull communication with EL families
  • Newcomer Tool Kit
  • EL Family Tool Kit
  • Virginia English Language Proficiency Assessment: ACCESS for ELLs Test
  • VDOE English Learner Education

Immigrant Connections

LIEP Google Classroom

Contact Info

Dr. Jannette DuHart
Bilingual and EL Coordinator

Jennifer Blackwell
EL Success Specialist

Liliana Melendez
EL Instructional Coach 

Lily Mirjahangiri
Newcomer Instructional Specialist

Shannon Hall
LIEP Instructional Specialist

Lyanna Cuadrado
LIEP Instructional Specialist

Dyanna Nuñez
Administrative Office Associate