Multilingual Education Program

The Multilingual Education Program promotes successful integration in mainstream academic programs for Multilingual (ML) students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 whose first, or primary, language is not English and who have not yet attained English language proficiency. As part of the enrollment process, ML students new to Frederick County are assessed for English language proficiency to determine if they qualify for ME Program services.

The ME Program recognizes the vital importance of parental involvement and provides interpreters for parent conferences as well as many translated documents.

Elementary ML students receive ME Program services in their home school. ML students in the following middle schools receive their instruction in their home school: Ballenger Creek, Brunswick, Crestwood, Governor Thomas Johnson, Monocacy, West Frederick, and Walkersville Middle Schools. All other middle school ML students attend West Frederick Middle School. At the high school level, ML students at Frederick, Governor Thomas Johnson, Tuscarora, Urbana, and Walkersville High Schools receive ME Program services at their home school. All other high school ML students attend Frederick High School. Summer-school support is offered as the budget permits.

For student enrollment information, please see our Enrollment page.

Contacts

Kaitlin Moore
Dr. Kaitlin Moore
Multilingual Education Program Supervisor
Central Office/MEP Department
191 S East St, 4th floor
Frederick, MD 21701
301-696-6831
fax 301-696-6952

Chris Beers-Arthur
Chris Beers-Arthur
Multilingual Education Program Coordinator

Central Office/MEP Department
191 S East Street, 4th floor
Frederick, MD 21701
301-696-6832
fax 301-696-6952

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Liz Miranda

MEP Achievement Specialist
Central Office/MEP Department
191 S East Street, 4th floor
Frederick, MD 21701
301-696-6924
Fax 301-696-6952

 

 


Ania DeSimon
MEP Teacher Specialist
Central Office/MEP Department
191 S East Street, 4th floor
Frederick, MD 21701
301-696-6836
fax 301-696-6952

Megan Hailu
Megan Hailu
MEP Teacher Specialist
Central Office/MEP Department
191 S East Street, 4th floor
Frederick, MD 21701
301-644-4136
fax 301-696-6952

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Michelle Silver
MEP Teacher Specialist
Central Office/MEP Department
191 S East Street, 4th floor
Frederick, MD 21701
301-644-5129
fax 301-696-6952

Elizabeth Villacis portrait
Elizabeth Villacis

Coordinator of the International Office (Spanish Native Speaker)

International Office
201 Waverley Drive
Frederick, MD 21702
240-236-8766
fax 240-236-8764

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Sonia Dorsey

Coordinator of English Language Interpreting Services (Spanish Native Speaker)

International Office
201 Waverley Drive
Frederick, MD 21702
240-236-8769
fax 240-236-8764

Maria Fahnestock
Maria Fahnestock
Coordinator of Family Engagement and Partnerships (Spanish Native Speaker)
International Office
201 Waverley Drive
Frederick, MD 21702
240-236-8763
fax 240-236-8764

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Jasmine Shortridge

MEP Program Social Worker (Spanish Native Speaker)

International Office
201 Waverley Drive
Frederick, MD 21702
240-236-8768
fax 240-236-8764

Melissa Gaeta
Melissa Gaeta
Language Specialist

International Office
201 Waverley Drive
Frederick, MD 21702
240-236-8767
fax 240-236-8764

Brenna Spickler
Brenna Spickler
MEP Registrar
Secondary Registrar (Grades 6-12)

International Office
201 Waverley Drive
Frederick, MD 21702
240-236-8765
fax 240-236-8764

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Marisa Sedillo

MEP Registrar (Spanish Native Speaker)
Elementary Registrar (Grades K-5)

International Office
201 Waverley Drive
Frederick, MD 21702
240-236-8761
240-236-8762 (Spanish line)
fax 240-236-8764

Juana Castelo Guzman
Juana Castelo Guzman
MEP Spanish Transcriber

191 S East Street, 4th Floor
Frederick, MD 21701
301-644-5013
Fax 301-696-6952

 

Wendy Guzman
Wendy Guzman
MEP Administrative Assistant

Central Office/MEP Department
191 S East Street, 4th floor
Frederick, MD 21701
301-696-6831
fax 301-696-6952