Bilingual & ESL Services

The goal of Comal ISD’s Bilingual & English as a Second Language (ESL) programs is to enable English learners (EL) toteaching become competent in the listening, speaking, reading, and writing of the English language.

The Bilingual & ESL programs are an integral part of the total school program and promote mastery of English language skills to allow EL students to participate fully in school, thus achieving academic goals.  Instructional methods are designed to meet the needs of the EL and curriculum content of the programs is based on Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. 

Bilingual & ESL Summer School PK and K
For students in either the bilingual or ESL program entering Kinder and 1st grade in 2023-2024
Johnson Ranch Elementary
30501 Johnson Way
Bulverde, TX 78163
Phone: (830) 885-8600 Fax: (830) 885-8601
Summer School Principal - Sammi Volker & Lucille Stocker
Morningside Elementary
3855 Morningside Dr. 
New Braunfels, TX 78132
Phone: (830) 837-7100 Fax: (830) 837-7101
Summer School Principal - Silvia Henderson
Carina Merkel
Executive Director, Multilingual Education

B.S. Applied Learning and Development, University of Texas at Austin


M.S. Reading, University of Houston, Clear Lake


Karla Martinez 
Bilingual & ESL Coordinator 
Veronica Castillo
Bilingual & ESL Coordinator 
LaTisha McIntyre  
Bilingual & ESL Coordinator 
Maria Solis
Bilingual & ESL Coordinator
Aurelia Herrera
Multilingual Coordinator