Specialized Practice in Schools

On this page: Learn about ¡PUEDE! Project specialized practice in schools.

LEA Partner School Rosa Parks Elementary School serves as our partner and site of the majority of our clinical practice experience and mentoring for the project. ¡PUEDE! Scholars are on-site weekly, working with youth, parents, and/or teachers.

Photo: Rosa Parks kids in classroom


Our bilingual supervisors, school psychologist Luisa Alanis and speech language pathologist Emily Momand, are both full time at the school and design and supervise our joint activities and experiences at the site.  

Interaction with parents

Engagement with parents in the Parent Center and in specialty designed Parent Workshops in Spanish will be integral to the work at Rosa Parks.

City Heights Community

Situated in the City Heights community in central San Diego, Rosa Parks is known for its immigrant residents, low income, and high need status. Approximately 79% of RP students are designated as English Learners; of those, 75% are Spanish speaking.

Photo: Children pose in front of Rosa Parks elementary school sign

Principal Lopez-Mendez is committed to an MTSS framework and a shift from a subtractive late exit transitional program to a 2-way bilingual model, which is additive in practice and has been proven to have long-term positive effects on the English reading achievement compared to other English development programs.

¡PUEDE!  Scholars experience these language development models, as well as inclusion models, which are strongly supported as well. Project scholars have strong administrative support.