WABE Vision Statement

All languages are valued and every student has an equitable opportunity to be multilingual in a culturally responsive setting.

WABE Mission Statement

The mission of the Washington Association for Bilingual Education is to advocate for inclusive instruction that promotes multilingual education in culturally responsive settings.


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Our Special Interest Groups


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


The WABE ELL Secondary SIG’s mission is to support, collaborate and advocate to improve the education of secondary English language learners.


Dual Language Washington’s mission is to support, expand and advocate for exemplary, research-based dual language education in Washington State. Through creating and promoting policies, sharing resources and professional development and engaging collaborators, we support bilingualism, biliteracy and biculturalism for all students.

OCDE GLAD® Trainers Network

Our mission is to cultivate collective expertise among trainers in our region through collaboration and resource sharing.