Carol Rothenberg is coordinator of the New Arrival Center for the San Diego Unified School District. This intensive, accelerated program assists adolescents who are new to the United States and English. She has worked with elementary and secondary schools throughout the district, training teachers and administrators on effective programs and instruction for ELs. Carol also consults with districts around the country, providing training for teachers, coaches, and administrators in developing language and literacy across content. An experienced classroom teacher and literacy coach, Carol has taught special education in Spanish and English and designed and taught state-approved classes for new teachers on effective instruction of ELs.
Carol's career in education has taken her from classrooms to lecture halls to on-site trainings, workshops, and study groups. As a member of the consultant network for the National Council of Teachers of English, she assisted in the development of their online professional development program Pathways. She also consulted on the Expressions program for English language development aligned with the English language arts program.
Carol coauthored Teaching English Language Learners: A Differentiated Approach; Language Learners in the English Classroom; and Content-Area Conversations: How to Plan Discussion-Based Lessons for Diverse Language Learners. She was also a contributor to Adolescent Literacy: Research-Based Best Practices.
Carol has a master of science in special education from Portland State University, a bachelor of arts in Spanish from the University of Oregon, and a Spanish major from the Universidad de las Americas in Puebla, Mexico.