Language Acquisition

The vision of the Language Acquisition Department is to provide differentiated support to our schools in order to foster leadership and build capacity in our district.

The mission of the Language Acquisition Department is to increase student achievement by developing English language proficiency.

Sonia Bustamante
Sonia Bustamante began her educational career in 1998 after working for fifteen years in the private business sector. She taught 4th and 5th grades in bilingual classrooms in surrounding districts and then she went into an EL Coach position. Sonia went into administration as an Assistant Principal before coming to Cartwright in 2006 as the Assistant Director of Language Acquisition before becoming the Director of Language Acquisition where I still am currently employed.
Maggie Brennan
Assistant Director
Before Maggie Brennan came to Cartwright, she taught for ten years in elementary bilingual classrooms and the Gifted Program for Title 1 districts in the Phoenix area. Now in Cartwright, she has proudly served as Assistant Principal for John F. Long Elementary, and in her current position as Assistant Director of Language Acquisition.