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.

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 [email protected].


Executive Office

Based at the Kelly Leadership Center.

Lynmara Colón
[email protected]

David Kennedy
Executive Administrative Assistant I
[email protected]

Central Office Finance Specialist

EL Instructional Services

Located at New Dominion site.

Administrative Team:

Christina Lo
Supervisor of EL Instruction
[email protected]
571-402-3143 (New Dominion office)
703-791-7301 (KLC office)
703-986-4022 (Cell)

Eileen Lockhart
EL Professional Development Coordinator
[email protected]
571-402-3142 (Office)
703-986-4014 (Cell)

K-12 Specialty Team:

Donna Hankins
K-12 Dual Language
Assessment & EL Intervention Specialist
[email protected]
571-402-3136 (Office)

Crystal Robinson
ELs in Special Programs Specialist
[email protected]
571-402-3132 (Office)

Elementary Team:

Patti Kobryn
Elementary EL Program Specialist
[email protected]
571-402-3139 (Office)

Marie Schumann
Elementary EL Program Specialist
[email protected]
571-402-3137 (Office)

Casey Ward
Elementary EL Program Specialist
571-402-3143 (Office)

Secondary Team:

Lisa Manikas
Secondary EL Program Specialist
[email protected]
571-402-3130 (Office)

Viviana Quiceno
Secondary EL Program Specialist
[email protected]
571-402-3141 (Office)