Lidia Teruel-Albert, Principal
Welcome to Cali Calmécac Language Academy, a thriving Two-Way Dual Immersion Bilingual Charter School where students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a multicultural, bilingual environment which truly prepares them to become global citizens.
I am privileged and honored to receive the opportunity to lead a bilingual school with the focus on dual language acquisition, and the promotion of cross-cultural experiences to help students become bilingual, bi-literate, and global citizens of the world. This is who I am, this is how I grew as a person, educator, and as a linguistic learner. This position means much more than just a title or a job to me. This is my passion blooming after so many seeds planted with so much love on Cali grounds. Cali is not just a school to me, Cali represents family, wisdom, and the challenge that has guided me and has helped me develop as a stronger leader to serve, lead and empower students, teachers, families and community to a best and unique linguistic, cultural, academic, and social-emotional experience.
I am eager to collaborate with the best educators and families as we work together in shaping our kiddos and ourselves as bilingual/bicultural learners and leaders of the world, critical thinkers, creators and social-emotional change agents in a constantly challenging world where we live. I am thrilled to walk with all of you this journey not only as your leader, but as another Cali parent.
Three important goals for the upcoming 2023-24 school year are as follows: