Mission and Vision


The Global Welcome Center's mission is to serve the needs of families who are new to Prince William County Public Schools and who speak and/or understand another language in addition to or instead of American English. Multilingual staff assists parents with registration while a language assessment specialist evaluates a student's English skills. The Global Welcome Center provides schools with complete initial cumulative and EL files; grade level recommendations; and foreign transcript evaluations.


The culturally diverse staff will be dedicated to professional growth, innovation, and collaboration leading to improved assessment and instruction. The community will be enhanced through a variety of educational, social, recreational, and cultural activities. By making use of district and community resources, the Global Welcome Center will be a dynamic organization constantly searching for better ways to provide a broad range of services.


Lynmara Colón
Director of English Learner Programs and Services

Margery Connolly
Global Welcome Center Administrative  Coordinator and EL Parent Outreach

Regla Perez Pino
PEP and EL Counseling Coordinator

EL Assessment Specialists

Joy Elliott

Michele Forman

Office Staff

Patricia Hathaway
Ana Liza Cruz
Adriana Mariscal
Rosa Evelyn Carrion
Jose Chinchilla

Parent School Liason

Caroline Amin