English as a Second Language (ESL)

NNPS offers a Language Instructional Education Program known as English as a Second Language (ESL) for over 1,600 culturally and linguistically diverse PK-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 Language Learners (ELLs) have meaningful access to the core curriculum. In addition, ELLs 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.

ESL Language Line

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Miriam Delnicki
ESL Assessment Specialist

Teresa Hubert
ESL Administrative Specialist