Welcome to Cali!

About Our School
Cali Calmecac Language Academy brings together Spanish and English speaking students to help them become bilingual and bi-literate while promoting cross-cultural understanding and academic excellence. Programs such as intensive, small-group reading instruction, paraprofessionals, after-school programs, carefully leveled ELD classes for English learners, and cross-age tutoring provide extra support for students who are not thriving at grade-level.
 
Our students in grades K-8 benefit from programs that promote positive social interaction and personal development. A gardening and nutrition program has enriched students' health and our curricula with project-based learning activities. The gardens themselves help beautify our campus year-round. We constantly strive to create a school wide, college-going culture. Students are publicly rewarded for their scholastic progress and achievement both on State and school-based measures. Our graduates are strongly encouraged to continue their language education as they enter high school and are provided the opportunity at the local high school to apply for The Seal of Biliteracy, recognizing their bilingual achievements and alerting future employers to the extent of their abilities.
 
Parents are a vital part of our school community and are always welcome. We recognize parents as their children's first and most important teacher. Therefore, the Cali Calmecac Language Academy staff encourages active participation and frequent communication between school and home.

Sharon Ferrer, Principal at Cali Calmecac Language AcademyWe are thrilled to share this announcement!

PRESS RELEASE
WUSD Board Approves Appointment of
Cali Calmécac Language Academy Principal

During a Regular Meeting of the Windsor Unified School District on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, the School Board approved the appointment of Sharon Ferrer as our new Principal of Cali Calmécac Language Academy. Sharon Ferrer will be stepping into the role currently served by Jeanne Acuña, who is retiring at the end of the 2017-18 school year.
 
Sharon Ferrer is known to the Windsor Unified School District and Cali Calmécac Language Academy (CCLA) community as she has served the community for three and a half years, first as a Guidance Counselor, and next as their Assistant Principal beginning the 2015-16 school year. Ferrer’s career spans 22 years in education, encompassing both elementary and secondary positions, in private, public and charter schools. Ferrer began her education career as a teaching intern in pre-kinder and kindergarten at the American School of Madrid (Spain). She continued there as an intern teacher in first grade and then went on to teach math and science in grades 9-12. In 2001, Ferrer returned to the States and continued teaching science and math at Napa High School and then in 2002 she became their Guidance Counselor. Ferrer moved on to other districts serving high school and middle school students as an Intervention Counselor and an Assistant Principal, before coming to CCLA.
 
Ferrer earned her Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Hispanic Literature and Culture and in Biology from Brown University. She earned her teacher certification from Michigan State University. She followed that with a Master’s Degree in Secondary School Counseling from Sonoma State University, and most recently earned her Administrative Services Credential.
Please join WUSD in welcoming Sharon Ferrer to her new role as the Principal at Cali Calmécac Language Academy beginning with the 2018-19 school year.

Lidia Teruel-Albert, Asst. Principal Cali Calmecac Language AcademyPRESS RELEASE
WUSD Board Approves Appointment of Lidia Teruel-Albert as the New Assistant Principal of Cali Calmécac Language Academy
 
During a Meeting of the Windsor Unified School District on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, the School Board approved the appointment of Lidia Teruel-Albert as the new Assistant Principal of Cali Calmécac Language Academy.Teruel-Albert will be stepping into the role currently served by Sharon Ferrer who has been appointed as CCLA’s new Principal, following the retirement of Jeanne Acuña.
 
Lidia Teruel-Albert is new to the Windsor Unified School District as an administrator, but very familiar as a parent and community member. Teruel-Albert is passionate about CCLA’s dual immersion program and, as an immigrant from Spain and a World Languages Teacher (English, Spanish, German and Valenciano), places high value in multilingualism and multiculturalism.
 
Teruel-Albert moved to California with her family two years ago and became one of the Assistant Principals at Montgomery High School. Her administrative team speaks highly of her strengths and will miss her greatly, but her principal, whose children also attended CCLA said it is the absolute perfect position for her. Prior to becoming an Administrator, Teruel-Albert was a World Language Department Chair and Spanish Instructor in Texas, and prior to that she taught English, Spanish and German in Texas, in Vermont at the University level and in Vienna, Austria. She has also mentored new teachers, presented staff development and written curriculum. Her Bachelor of Arts degree is in Modern Languages from Universitat Jaume I, in Castellón de la Plana, Spain. Her Master of Education degree is in Instructional Leadership, School Administration and Supervision is from the University of Houston in Texas.
 
Please join WUSD in welcoming Lidia Teruel-Albert to her new role beginning with the 2018-19 school year.