Dual Language Immersion Fair and Open House - RSVP
Welcome to the Inaugural Dual Language Immersion Fair and Open House! Learn about the benefits of bi-literacy and brain development in children and discover the advantages of learning to speak, write and think in two languages. Featuring a panel of speakers from UCLA, LMU and Notre Dame. There will be information on Catholic schools offering dual language programs available, food for purchase, music and more.
Welcome to our Inaugural
Dual Language Catholic School Informational Fair
10:00 Check in
10:15- 11:00 - Panel 1
The Advantages of a Dual Language Education
15 Minute Intermission
11:15- 11:45 - Panel 2
Leadership and Vision - Dual Language in Catholic Schools
12:00- 12:45 - Mariachi Music & Pupusa Sale
Information about our sister school “All Souls World Language Catholic School” and authentic Spanish language books from “LA Libreria” in the foyer of the school building.
12:00, 12:15, 12:30 – Tours of Bilingual Classrooms
Dual Language Classroom tours available at the following times in the school front office.
Dr. Kevin Baxter - Dr. Baxter was appointed Senior Director and Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles by Archbishop Jose Gomez on July 1, 2015. Dr. Baxter is responsible for coordinating and implementing the vision for growth for Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, with a student population of 80,000, from Pre-school through 12th grade. His focus is on aligning the elementary and high school departments to more effectively and efficiently meet their own goals for growth and communicating to all stakeholders progress toward those goals.
Prior to his current role, Dr. Baxter served as Superintendent for Elementary Schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles from July 2009 through June 2015 and was principal at American Martyrs School from 2004-2009 and principal at St. Columbkille School in South Los Angeles from 2001-2004.
Dr. Baxter graduated from Villanova University with a BA in English and Minor in Communications. He holds a Master’s Degree in Secondary Teacher Education and a California Clear Credential in Biology/General Science from Loyola Marymount University. He also has his Tier I and Tier II Professional Administrative Services Credentials. He holds a Doctorate of Education degree from the University of Southern California in Educational Leadership. His dissertation explored the leadership practices at an urban charter school and the impact those practices had on the academic achievement of students.
Xavier E. Cagigas, PhD - Dr. Cagigas currently holds an academic appointment within the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA as a Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor where he supervises and teaches postdoctoral fellows, interns, and practicum students at the UCLA Medical Psychology Assessment Center (MPAC). He is the coordinator for the core postdoctoral training series and also teaches the Cultural Neuropsychology Seminar, which he developed to train the next generation of culturally and linguistically competent clinical neuropsychologists. Over the last several years, Dr. Cagigas has also served as the Director for the UCLA Cultural Neuropsychology Initiative (CNI) and its Culture and Neurocognition Assessment Service (CANAS), which are both special programs of the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. He is also research faculty within the UCLA Culture, Brain, Development, and Mental Health program (CBDMH) sponsored by the Foundation for Psychocultural Research (FPR).
Dr. Cagigas' clinical expertise is focused on providing comprehensive neurocognitive and neuropsychiatric assessments of monolingual Spanish-speaking and bilingual Latina/o patients and their families across the lifespan. HIs clinical experience includes working with patients suffering from brain tumors, epilepsy, organ transplants, traumatic brain injuries, sports-related concussions, stroke, dementia, exposure to toxic substances, and other diseases affecting the nervous system, as well as, assessment of educational and attentional challenges.
Olga Grimalt Moraga, Ed.D. - Olga is Director of Bilingual Bicultural Programs at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. Olga is a dedicated educator who is committed to bilingual education starting in elementary school. She has spent many years in the classroom as a teacher, with over 8 years as a bilingual education teacher at Justice Street Elementary for Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and Bret Harte Elementary, Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) and 8 years as a two-way immersion teacher and program coordinator at Patrick Henry Elementary, LBUSD. Olga advises Global Noodle on curriculum development.
Ms. Carrie Fuller, Principal - Ms. Fuller, a Florida native, came to All Souls in 2013 from Boston College where she spent four years teaching and working on educational research and professional development for principals and teachers. Proud of her Nicaraguan/Cuban heritage, she has lived and traveled in Latin America and is always looking to improve her Spanish. Ms. Fuller is a lifelong dancer and has infused her passion for the arts throughout her ten years in the classroom, which spans from teaching 1st grade to Masters-level university courses.
Mrs. Patricia Salazar Harty, Dual Language Implementation Specialist. - Mrs. Harty, a native of Texas, has been in the education field for ten years. She has taught virtually all grades K-5th as well as graduate level courses in Washington, DC, Texas, Indiana, and Santiago, Chile. Her teaching experiences include work in public and Catholic schools in settings like one and two-way dual language immersion and English as a foreign language programs.