Castelar Elementary School is a proud member of the ISA program. The International Spanish Academy (ISA) program is an educational outreach initiative of the Ministry of Education of Spain where high performing schools in the United States and Canada implement a Spanish- English dual language immersion curriculum with the Ministry's support and recognition. More information here:

La escuela Castelar se siente orgullosa de ser miembro de la red ISA.Las International Spanish Academies (ISA) son escuelas de reconocida calidad educativa de Estados Unidos y Canadá que imparten un currículo de educación bilingüe en inglés y español con el apoyo, asesoramiento y reconocimiento del Ministerio de Educación y Formación Profesional de España. Más información en:



  • Our Dual Language program is a two-way program.  Kinder to 1st, we have four groups of students. 2nd to 5th grade we have two groups of students. Students learn language through direct language teaching and through the content areas of Math, Reading, Writing, Science, and Social Studies. Students spend a half-day in the English class, and a half-day in the Spanish class.
  • Nuestros programa de dos idiomas es una programa de dos direcciones. Tenemos cuatro grupos de alumnos en los grados de kinder y 1°. De 2° a 5° tenemos dos grupos de alumnos. Los estudiantes aprenden lenguaje a través de la en eseñanza explícita del lenguaje y a través del aprendizaje de contenidos de matemáticas, ciencias y estudios sociales.




  • Parents can apply to the Dual Language Program any time. Students in kindergarten will get in the program after a lottery. Students 1st-5th will enter a waiting list.

What are the advantages of the Dual Language Program?

  • Students would be bilingual.
  • Students would have a marketable skill.
  • Research shows that students that are bilingual do better in school.
  • Students would not have to wait until 7th grade to learn another language.
  • Students in 5th grade will get a certificate issued by the Spanish Embassy in U.S.A. recognizing their participation in the program.


Administrators, teachers, and staff within the Dual Language Program of the Omaha Public Schools are dedicated to ensuring that each child acquire the skills and knowledge to succeed in a global society by working towards the following goals:

  1. Bilingualism
  2. Biliteracy
  3. Cross-Cultural Abilities
  4. High Academic Achievement
  5. Parent participation

Dual Language Program

The Elementary Dual Language program provides the following:

  • Students in the program are taught in two languages: English and Spanish
  • Students will be able to speak, understand, read and write in English and Spanish by 6th grade.
  • Students would be in a regular integrated class.


Mr. Wright - Spanish

Mrs. Hanson - English

Mrs. Johnson - Spanish

Mrs. Lallman - English

First Grade

Mrs. Zubiate - Spanish

Mrs. Ly - English

Ms. Martinez - Spanish

Ms. Amador - English

Second Grade

Mrs. Gutierrez - Spanish

Mr. Urban - English

Mr. Flores - Spanish

Mrs. Guzman - English

Third Grade

Mrs. Weber - Spanish

Ms. Ferguson - English

Srta. Muñoz - English

Srta. Morales - Spanish

Fourth Grade

Mrs. Hill - Spanish

Mrs. Eck - English

Fifth Grade

Mrs. Timm - Spanish

Mrs. Diaz - English

If you have questions feel free to contact:

Micole Harms-Brazell

Castelar Elementary