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  1. Margarita Espino Calderón

    Margarita Espino Calderón

    English Learners Literacy

    Margarita Espino Calderón, PhD, is professor emerita and senior research scientist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. She has conducted research, training, and curriculum development for teaching K–12 English learners.

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  2. Luis F. Cruz

    Luis F. Cruz

    English Learners Response to Intervention School Improvement

    Luis F. Cruz, PhD, is former principal of Baldwin Park High School, located east of Los Angeles, California. He has been a teacher and administrator at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

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  3. Alexandra Guilamo

    Alexandra Guilamo

    English Learners Instruction Leadership Professional Learning Communities

    Alexandra Guilamo is an expert in the implementation, education, and effective leadership of dual-language, bilingual, and language-learner education. She has previously served as a teacher, academic coach, elementary school principal, and district-level educator.

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  4. Diane Kerr

    Diane Kerr

    English Learners

    Diane Kerr, a consultant, was assistant principal at Mason Crest Elementary School, Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia. She has supervised and led multiple teams, providing services to schools, parents, and students.

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  5. Katherine McCluskey

    Katherine McCluskey

    Curriculum English Learners Instruction Professional Learning Communities Response to Intervention

    Katherine McCluskey is the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching, Learning and Accountability at Glen Ellyn School District 41 in Illinois. A former K–12 teacher, she has worked with students and staff with a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds.

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  6. Hector Montenegro

    Hector Montenegro

    Diversity & Equity English Learners

    Hector Montenegro, EdD, provides training on instructional strategies for English learners, leadership development for administrators and instructional coaches, and the teacher coaching process through the use of technology.

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  7. Kathy Perez

    Kathy Perez

    English Learners Instruction Literacy Reading Special Needs

    Kathy Perez, EdD, is a professor emerita at Saint Mary’s College of California. She has extensive teaching experience as a general and special educator, literacy/ESL coach, administrator, and curriculum/staff-development coordinator.

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  8. Carol Rothenberg

    Carol Rothenberg

    Differentiated Instruction English Learners Literacy

    Carol Rothenberg has worked with elementary and secondary schools through the New Arrival Center for the San Diego Unified School District, training teachers and administrators on effective programs and instruction for English learners.

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  9. Shawn Slakk

    Shawn Slakk

    English Learners Leadership

    Shawn Slakk is the CEO and founder of ABCDSS Consulting Consortium, with more than 30 years of success in instruction at the school, district, and state level; education leadership; and professional-development consulting.

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  10. Maria N. Trejo

    Maria N. Trejo

    English Learners Instruction

    Maria N. Trejo, EdD, is a consultant who provides training, coaching, and instructional leadership support. She also designs professional development events, webinars, and international teacher exchanges.

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