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    The Department of English Language Learners (ELL) &International Programs provides translation and interpretation to all families in Seattle Public Schools in our top nine languages: Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Oromo, Spanish, Somali, Tagalog, Tigrigna and Vietnamese.

    Other languages are available by request with the Bilingual Family Coordinator.
    Please email: languages@seattleschools.org

    ASL interpretation is available with the 504 Coordinator.
    Please email: 504coordinator@seattleschools.org

    Translation and interpretation services are always FREE of charge to the parent/guardian, student, and family.

    Contacts

    For enrollment and general questions, families may contact staff members listed below under "Families". Please note that the staff listed below work regularly with families in the Enrollment Center and/or on-site at schools, and therefore may be limited to checking messages periodically. Please allow 48 hours for a return call or email reply.

    Families

    SPANISH | ESPAÑOL

    Teresita Bazán
    Bilingual Facilitator
    206-252-2253 
    tjbazan@seattleschools.org

    Amy Fiterman
    Bilingual Facilitator
    206-252-0767         
    adfiterman@seattleschools.org

    SOMALI | AF-SOMAALI

    Farhiya Omer
    Bilingual Student Facilitator
    206-252-3551             
    fhomer@seattleschools.org

    Halima Abdule
    Bilingual Facilitator
    206-252-0880             
    haabdule@seattleschools.org

    VIETNAMESE | TIẾNG VIỆT


    Lanie Luu
    Bilingual Student Facilitator
    206-252-3552 
    lhluu@seattleschools.org

    Kim Tran
    Bilingual Facilitator
    206-252-0778             
    hktran@seattleschools.org


    CHINESE | 中文

    Michael Chan
    Bilingual Facilitator – Cantonese, Mandarin
    206-252-0013 
    mcchan@seattleschools.org


    Yuan Bai
    Bilingual Facilitator – Mandarin
    206-252-2254 
    yubai@seattleschools.org

    AMHARIC & OROMO |  አማርኛ  -  OROMIFFA

    Dereje Negassa
    Bilingual Student Facilitator
    206-743-3549
    denegassa@seattleschools.org

    ROMANIAN | ROMÂNĂ

    Daniella Vingelen
    Bilingual Facilitator
    206-252-2254 
    drdrader@seattleschools.org

    General Requests & Other Languages

    Kristina Clark
    Bilingual Family Coordinator - Translation and Interpretation
    206-743-3545 
    kaclark2@seattleschools.org

    Telephonic Interpretation

    • Please follow the instructions for Linguistica or contact the Bilingual Family Coordinator for assistance.
    • Linguistica Language List

    Mission

    • Ensure the rights of parents/guardians to access information about the education of their child in a language that they can understand.
    • Provide accurate and timely translations.
    • Provide qualified and trained interpreters in the top nine languages.
    • Maintain a central site for translation and interpretation resources for all schools, families and staff.