English as a Second Language (ESL)

NNPS offers a Language Instructional Education Program known as English as a Second Language (ESL) for over 2,000 culturally and linguistically diverse K-12 students whose native language is one other than English.

Newport News has a diverse student population that includes students whose first language is not English. Our ESL program seeks to ensure that English Learners (ELs) have meaningful access to the core curriculum. In addition, ELs receiving Talented and Gifted services (TAG) or Special Education services are also eligible to receive ESL program services based on their registration and assessment data.

Language Interpreting Services

Newport News Public Schools offers language interpreting services through Cyracom to all families that speak a language other than English. Cyracom provides 24-hour access to certified interpreters representing over 200 languages.


Bruno Morales
ESL Instructional Supervisor
(757) 283-7850 x.10251

Shana Hollis
Instructional Specialist
(757) 283-7850 x.10250

Rebecca Rysinski
ESL Secondary Coach
(757) 283-7850 x.10508

Beth Anne Francis
ESL Elementary Coach
(757) 283-7850 x.10507

Dima Antonios
Secondary ESL Family Engagement Specialist
(757) 283-7850 x.10503

Emma Honeysucker
Secondary ESL Family Engagement Specialist
(757) 283-7850 x.10504

Carmen Garcia
ESL Communication Liaison
(757) 283-7850 x.10505

Miriam Delnicki
ESL Assessment Specialist
(757) 283-7850 x.10501

Jaya Wilkin
ESL Assessment Specialist
(757) 283-7850 x.10509

Maria Rivas
ESL Registrar
(757) 283-7850 x.10252

Teresa Hubert
ESL Administrative Specialist

ESL Welcome Center at Watkins ECC
21 Burns Drive
Newport News VA 23601
(757) 283-7823