Parents Asked, We Delivered!

Glendora USD's Success with the Meg Language & Culture Program

How It Started

Ahead of the 2023/2024 school year, Dr. Sara Najarro (Executive Director of Teaching, Learning, and Accountability for Glendora Unified School District) recognized her district’s desire for world language and culture enrichment. She found Meg!

The Opportunity

Dr. Najarro knew the students and parents in the Glendora Unified School District would be interested in Spanish and Mandarin language and culture lessons, aligning perfectly with our own core values of providing empowering education and global citizenship.

When the new programming was announced, parents jumped at the opportunity to enroll their children. Interest was so high, that every school had to create a waiting list for interested families.

At a Glance: Glendora USD’s Mission and Goals

Our language learning programs align with many of the district's values and objectives, including:

  • Student Achievement

    Preparing globally competent students for future success.

  • Community Engagement

    Fostering collaboration among students, parents, and local partners.

  • Safe Environment

    Creating a secure and respectful learning atmosphere for all.

  • Education that Empowers

    Inspiring students to navigate and thrive in an ever-changing world.


As with any large-scale implementation, it takes a team!

The Glendora schools identified the teachers who would be facilitating their live lessons. They also tapped language team leaders at each school location who would serve as an additional resource for their teachers and the Meg team.

Each school opted to do an after-school programs across grades 1st through 5th. Additionally, Sutherland included Kindergarten for 3 classrooms during their regular school day. All groups met with Meg language teachers weekly.

The Impact

And the best part? Students and Glendora teachers alike are enjoying Meg’s language and culture program.

When surveyed, students described the program as fun, happy, and great! One teacher noted what we’ve known all along—it’s fun connecting with someone in another country! Cullen teacher Catherine McWilliams added, “I have been learning a lot! It has been a growth opportunity for me personally.”

Now it’s your turn!

See what our Language and Culture programs can do for your students.