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Bilingual / ESL Department

About the Bilingual / ESL Program

District Vision

We empower every student with knowledge and skills to succeed in a global community.



Bilingual / ESL Program Vision

Empowering English Learners with Language



Mission Statement

The goal of the Goose Creek CISD Bilingual/ESL program is to empower English learners with English language knowledge and skills to succeed in the global multicultural community.



Team Commitments

We are commited to:

  • Going the extra mile in supporting my team/campus.
  • Use my full potential.
  • Be obsessed with our school community (students, teachers, administrators, parents and partners in education) and ensure their needs are met.
  • Follow the idea of clarity precedes competence.
  • Build a collaborative culture
  • Build capacity
  • Receive and provide constructive feedback

Contact Information

Department Team

pilar assist bilingual student
bilingual department poses at administration building staircase

Pilar Moreno-Recio Ed.D.

Director of Bilingual / ESL

Dr. Pilar Moreno - Recio Ed.D

Bilingual / ESL Department Logo
The Bilingual / ESL department together wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and prosperous Happy New Year in 2018.
Teresita Torres

Teresita Torres

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Eunice Renteria

Data Entry


  • Name of Parent / Nombre del Padre-Madre: First and Last Name / Primer Nombre y Apellido
    Email / Correo Electronico:
    Confirm Email / Confirme Su Correo Electronico:
    Student Name / Nombre del Estudiante: First and Last Name / Primer Nombre y Apellido:
    Campus / Escuela:
    Grade / Grado:
    Message / Mensaje:


    If you would like to be contacted, please provide your complete phone number.

    Si desea que nos comuniquemos con usted, por favor provea su número de teléfono completo.


    Phone Number / Número de telefono: (Area Code) XXX-XXXX


LPAC Resources

Professional Development

TEA Sheltered Instruction Training Series

Access Link | How to Register | Teacher Completion Checklist


  • 20 CPE credit hours of sheltered instruction training is required for all teachers of English learners. All teachers that complete these courses can use the CPE hours as part of their exchange days.
  • These sheltered instruction credit hours are valid for two years starting with the 2017-2018 school year. Teachers who were previously trained in sheltered instruction in the 2016-2017 school year will be considered sheltered instruction trained for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • Elementary bilingual and ESL secondary certified teachers receiving a stipend can have these professional development hours count towards their stipend or exchange time.
  • The Sheltered Instruction Training Series checklist can be downloaded, printed, and used to help track your completion of sheltered instruction training. Upon successful completion of each course, you will be prompted to generate and save a course completion certificate. Certificates of completion along with the Sheltered Instruction Training Series Teacher Checklist need to be sent to Nancy Hernandez in the Bilingual/ESL Department to grant credit through Eduphoria.
  • The completion window of these training modules is June 5th- November 15th, 2017.
  • As a general rule, those who complete the training series will earn the following seven (7) certificates:
    • ELL Foundations: Second Language Acquisition (1 certificate)
    • ELL Foundations: Guidance and Support for ELLs (1 certificate)
    • ELL Foundations: Effective Instructional Strategies and Routines (1 certificate)
    • ELL Foundations: Assessment and Data-Driven Instruction (1 certificate)
    • ELPS Academy (1 certificate)
    • Implementing the ELPS (subject area of your choice, 1 certificate)
    • ELL Instructional Videos (subject area of your choice, 1 certificate)

Teacher Resources


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