• Special Education and ELL Special Interest Group

The WABE Special Education and ELL Special Interest Group’s mission is to support, expand and advocate for the appropriate identification, evaluation and instruction for ELL students of concern.

All are welcome to attend the SIG meetings and bring questions and resources to share.


Chair: Teresita Tobon
Co-chair: Steve Gill
Secretary: Traci Haddad

WABE Board Representative: Jeanne-Marie Wright

Next meeting following a presentation by Steve Gill

Click here for a printable version of the Flyer

Agenda: Determining needs and resources.
Date/time:  January 18th OR 23rd at 3:30 following Steve Gill’s presentation on the Updated ELL Critical Data Process
Location: Kent School District 12033 SE 256th St. Kent, WA 98030
Contact: Steve or Traci for more information




Meeting minutes

Identification Tools
Updated documents coming soon!

Governance of ELL & Special Education
DOJ/DOE Memorandum January 7, 2015

Interventions for English Learners – Dr. Julie Esparza Brown
RTI for ELLs
Language Proficiency Continuum
The PLUSS Model – Sanford, Brown & Turner
The PLUSS Framework – chart


Updated ELL Critical Data Process and Special Education SIG meeting
January 18th and 23rd, 2018 Kent, WA

WABE Dual Language and Secondary EL Institute
January 26-17, 2018 Vancouver, WA

WABE Annual Conference 2018: Language, Literacy, and Learning: 3Ls for ELs
March 23-24, 2018 Tacoma, WA