Student Opportunity and Multilingual Services

Student Opportunity and Multilingual Services Department

Student Opportunity and Multilingual Services Department oversees and maintains services provided to English Learners (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.

Student Opportunity and Multilingual Services Complaint Log 

Family members, advocates, and staff are encouraged to complete the log at the link below. Please be aware that it can be completed anonymously.

Student Opportunity and Multilingual Services Complaint Log

The purpose of the Student Opportunity and Multilingual Services Complaint Log is to support schools, students, and parents as we work toward our Strategic Plan Commitments of Learning and Achievement for All, Positive Climate and Culture, Family and Community Engagement, and Organizational Coherence and to ensure that we are providing programs where all are welcome and supported. Please feel free to contact the Sustainability team if you have any further questions or concerns at  


Global Welcome Center PWCS Translation Services PWCS K-12 English Learner Programs

Weather-Related Delayed/Canceled Policy

In the event of a delayed opening to the PWCS school day (Code Green), the Global Welcome Centers 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 Global Welcome Center to make arrangements for an appointment time that meets your needs.

  • Manassas - 571-402-3800
  • Woodbridge - 571-374-6813

For more information on the Student Opportunity and Multilingual Services Department, contact Lynmara Colón, director, at 703-791-8745 or


Executive Office

Based at the Kelly Leadership Center.

Lynmara Colón

Dawn Grove
Executive Administrative Assistant I

Ana Mateos
Central Office Finance Specialist

EL Instructional Services

Located at New Dominion site:
8230 Conner Dr.
Manassas, VA 20111

Administrative Team

Christina Lo
Supervisor of EL Instruction
703-986-4022 (cell)

Dr. Eileen Lockhart
EL Professional Development Coordinator
703-986-4014 (cell)

K-12 Specialty Team

Donna Hankins
K-12 Dual Language
Assessment & EL Intervention Specialist

Amanda Young
ELs in Special Programs Specialist

Elementary Team

Ksenia Garcia
Elementary EL Program Specialist

Nimeshi Wickramatillake
Elementary EL Program Specialist

Dr. Casey Ward
Elementary EL Program Specialist

Secondary Team

Katie Min
Secondary EL Program Specialist

Liesl Yeskey
Secondary EL Program Specialist