EHS Awarded $2.5 Million PELEA Grant


The Preparing English Learner Educational Allies (PELEA) grant will equip paraprofessionals, in-service, and preservice teachers with skills, strategies, and dispositions to improve instruction for ELs. 

It will also provide assistance to help paraprofessionals pursue a teaching license and a TESOL endorsement.

Thank you to everyone on the team for making this happen. The personnel and their roles are listed below.

Martha Castaneda, Principal Investigator

Robin Schell, Project Director

Key Project Personnel (As listed in the grant and based on topics)

Matthew Siegel, Curriculum Coordinator

Veronica Barrios, Trauma-Responsive Strategies Coordinator

Racheal Rothrock, Family Literacy Engagement Coordinator

Darrel Davis, HyFlex Model Coordinator

Brian Schultz, Administrator Liaison

Sara Hayes, Project Coordinator

Mireika Kobayashi, District Liaison

Andrew Phillips, District Liaison

Sarah Woodruff, External Evaluator