Office of English Learner (EL) Programs and Services

EL Programs and Services

The Office of EL Programs and Services oversees and maintains services provided to ELs and immigrant youth in support of state and federal regulations. The main functions are to provide comprehensive registration services and ensure high-quality school-based programs that assist ELs to reach proficiency in English while meeting and exceeding state content standards. The  Global Welcome Center responds to requests for information and assesses for EL Program eligibility. Instructional Services supports educators in implementing best practice techniques for ELs. Translation Services facilitates communication with families of ELs.

    Link to the Global Welcome Center      Link to PWCS Translation Services      Link to K-12 EL Programs



Weather-Related Delayed/Canceled Policy

In the event of a delayed opening to the PWCS school day, the Global Welcome Center offices will open at 10 a.m.  Every effort will be made to reschedule the missed appointments to another time on the same day. Please call the Welcome Center office to make arrangements for an appointment time that meets your needs.


Manassas - 571-402-3800

Woodbridge - 571-374-6813

For more information on EL Programs and Services, contact Lynmara Colón, Director, at 703-791-8745 or email

Executive Office

Based at Kelly Leadership Center

Lynmara Colón

Director of English Learner Programs and Services

David Kennedy
Executive Secretary

Jo Cottrell

EL Instructional Services

Located at New Dominion Site

Christina Lo
Supervisor of EL Instruction
571-402-3143 (New Dominion office)
703-791-7301 (KLC office)
703-986-4022 (cell)

Eileen Lockhart
EL Professional Development Coordinator
571-402-3142 (office)
703-986-4014 (cell)

Donna Hankins
K-12 Dual Language
Assessment & EL Intervention
571-402-3136 (office)

Patti Kobryn
Elementary EL Program
571-402-3139 (office)

Mandy Livings
Elementary EL Program
571-402-3135 (office)

Lisa Manikas
Secondary EL Program
571-402-3130 (office)

Viviana Quiceno
Secondary EL Program
571-402-3141 (office)

Crystal Robinson
ELs in Special Programs
571-402-3132 (office)

Marie Schumann
Elementary EL Program 
571-402-3137 (office)