Winter PD 2022 dates and locations

We are already looking forward to the next opportunity to reconnect with you and share another opportunity to learn together. Please save the following dates to join us for the winter DLI PD:

  • Grades K-1st: January 30 
  • 2nd Grade: January 31
  • 3rd and 4th grade: January 10
  • 5th and 6th grade: January 12 

All of the PD sessions will take place from 8:30 to 3:30 at Boondocks Draper,  located at 75 Southfork Dr, Draper, UT 84020




The MIDAS course numbers and links  for this PD offering will be provided soon here. 



A Special Thanks to Model Teachers

On behalf of the State DLI team, we want to thank the model teachers who helped during the last round of classroom visits for state DLI teachers in November.These teachers implement exemplary DLI strategies daily in their classrooms and help strengthen the program by welcoming to their classrooms teachers an administrators from other school districts to learn from their expertise. 


Elementary School Teachers


 Secondary School Teachers


Daniel Aguilera

Mt. Jordan Middle

Milagros Vásquez

Mt. Jordan Middle)

Jasmine Guzmán

Midvale Middle School

Jarumi Woods

Union Middle School

The teachers and administrators who attended the classroom observations had the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from other schools and districts and implement new practices in their buildings.




Fall PD 2022 presentations and additional PD opportunity


The presentations shared during our latest round of PD in Kaysville have been uploaded in PDF format to the professional development section of our website. 


If you were not able to attend your their grade-level PD, we encourage you to come to an additional make-up session that we are offering on Friday, October 28, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at the Canyons Administration Building (9361 S. 300 E., Sandy).  This make-up session is for elementary and secondary teachers.  We will be holding simultaneous training sessions for each level.



Thank you and please let us know if you have any questions.



Rubén Núñez from Eisenhower Jr. High receives Granite Districts Excel Award

We would like to extend our congratulations to Rubén Núñez, Spanish DLI teacher at Eisenhower Jr. High (Granite School District) for being selected as the recipient of  Granite Education Foundation´s Excel Award 2022. This is the top honor for Granite SD educator, and highlight´s Rubén´s commitment to the DLI program, creating highly engaging and inclusive lessons for his students. 








Paradise Canyon Elementary recognized as School of the Year 2021 by the Spanish Ministry of Education

The Spanish Ministry of Education recognized Paradise Canyon Elementary (Saint George, Washington SD) as the 2021 International Spanish Academy of the year. The Ministry cited the school’s quality of Spanish immersion instruction and the services they make available to low-income families in the area.
Additional information: St. George News (May 4, 2021)


Teachers Irene Bernal and Elena Briz represented Paradise Canyon at the event held at the Embassy of Spain in Washington DC, where they received the award from the Spanish ambassador to the USA, Mr. Santiago Cabanas. 


A video of the award ceremony can be found here. 


Congratulations to the teachers and administrators of the school!



2021 DLI teachers of the year in Utah

We want to send our congratulations to the Utah Spanish DLI teachers that have been chosen as teachers of the year in their respective schools and districts. 

Edith Montalvo

T. O Smith Elementary 
Ogden SD Teacher of the Year 2021

 Albert Ferrarons
Westlake Stem Academy
Granite SD Teacher of the Year 2021

Maite Gallo

Silver Mesa Elementary
Canyons SD Elementary Teacher of the Year 2021

Leticia Tarín 
Midvale Elementary (Canyons SD) 

Inmaculada García
Discovery Elementary (Uintah SD)

Irene Bernal
Paradise Canyon Elementary (Washington SD)