English Learners (ELAC)

The English Language Learner (EL) Program honors the primary languages of our families while providing research-based, enriching curriculum and   instruction to our English learners. 

ELAC Overview

The mission of the English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) is to give parents of English Language Learners (EL’s) a voice with which to advise and steer the school in its mission to support EL students. The role of ELAC members is to advise school officials on programs and services for English Learners within the school. 


January 6, 2022 Agenda / Minutes 
October 14, 2021 Agenda / Minutes 

May 20, 2021 Agenda / Minutes

April 21, 2021 Agenda/ Minutes
March 18, 2021  Agenda  / Minutes 
January 28, 2021 Agenda/ Minutes 

November 5, 2020 Agenda / Minutes

May 18, 2020 Agenda/Minutes 

March 17, 2020 Agenda/Minutes

 January 22, 2020 Agenda/Minutes 

May 2, 2019 Agenda/Minutes

February 26, 2019 Agenda/Minutes

November 27, 2018 Agenda/Minutes
May 18, 2018 Agenda / Minutes
April 19, 2018 Agenda / Minutes
January 25, 2018 Agenda
October 19, 2917 Agenda / Notes
May 10, 2017 Agenda
March 20, 2017 Agenda / Minutes

Members- South Sutter 

  1. Svetlana Yakimov
  2. Ateeq Ahmed (voluntary; to be confirmed at election) 
  3. Kelly Rydjord 
  4. Tammy Walker 

Members- Sky Mountain

Veronica Guillen (retired) 
Mayra Cruz 

Members- Ocean Grove

Vaiva Bichnevicuis
Jacy Li (retired)

Nancy Garcia

Erindira Herrera (retired) 

Elena Semenyuk (retired) 

Ambreen Maqsood (voluntary; to be confirmed at election)


Contact Information

Questions/Comments about the ELAC may be directed to:

Kelly Rydjord
EL Coordinator


What is the ELAC?

The ELAC stands for English Learner Advisory Committee. It is a group of parents of English Language Learner (EL) students, parents of English-only students, teachers, and school administrators who work together to advise the administration and staff of the school on programs and services for EL students.

Reasons to join the ELAC

  • Help your school~As per our charter requirements, our school must form and maintain an ELAC
  • Help our school decide how to spend our EL funds~ we need your opinions on what programs and curriculum options our school can offer
  • Voice your opinion about the current state of EL programs at our school
  • Learn more about what is offered for EL students at our school

What would I need to do?

  • Be willing to serve on the ELAC for a period of two years
  • Attend 2-3 meetings per year via teleconference
  • Be willing to share your experience and opinions at meetings
  • Ask for translators/written translations if needed
  • Work with your ES to fill out the Prospective ELAC Member Questionnaire

Who can I contact if I would like more information?

Please contact Kelly Rydjord, EL Coordinator at krydjord@ieminc.org

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Los Angeles
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