Department Contact:

Nancy Zayas

Director (interim)
(682) 867-7449

The primary mission of the district's World Languages program is to meet the educational needs of each student whose native language is not English (Bilingual/ESL) and those of English speaking students who are learning a language other than English (LOTE).


World Languages will be a premiere department that collaborates to ensure second language learners experience rigorous and highly relevant learning in every classroom, every day.


Collaboratively ensure that all AISD students experience a rigorous and highly relevant learning experience in every classroom, every day.


  • We believe that relationships built through skillful and thoughtful communication are the foundation of effective instruction.
  • We believe that English learners should have equal access to the curriculum.
  • We believe that our department is a point of trust with parents.
  • We believe that a positive work environment fosters student success.
  • We believe that all students should have the opportunity to acquire languages and experience cultures.

Department of World Languages

Enterprise Centre
690 E Lamar Blvd Ste 150
Arlington, TX 76011
Fax Number: (682) 867-4669

Director (interim)

Nancy Zayas (682) 867-7449
Secretary Briseida Hernandez (682) 867-7449
Title III Compliance Clerk Amber Pittman (682) 867-7702
Compliance Clerk TBD (682) 867-4600
Instructional Specialist Doris Campbell (682) 867-7746
Instructional Specialist TBD (682) 867-4608
Instructional Specialist Isabelle Williams (682) 867-7444
Instructional Specialist Hildelisa Diaz (682) 867-4602
Instructional Specialist Lydia Valenzuela (682) 867-7349
Instructional Specialist Leah McFarlin (682) 867-7443
Instructional Specialist Angie Lower (682) 867-7439
Instructional Specialist Hugo Martinez (682) 867-7338
Instructional Specialist Jeff Cowman (682) 867-7740
Title III ELL Support Interventionist Esmeralda Cartagena (682) 867-7447
Title III ELL Support Interventionist Armando Pulido (682) 867-1929