Hilda de León Connell

E-mail: hd6009@gmail.com

Hilda de León Connell joins WIDA as a certified trainer and is currently living in Greenville, North Carolina. Since entering the teaching profession in 1985 she has taught regular first and second grades, ESL and Spanish at all grade levels including university courses in North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, and overseas in Malaysia, Southeast Asia. Her teaching opportunities include traditional and distance education, virtual classrooms in over 15 states. She has also provided PD for teachers and administrators while serving as a Professional Development Outreach Specialist, a SIOP Coach, an ESL Lead Teacher, Instructional Coach, and Assistant Principal. She facilitates professional development workshops in ELD Standards, Lesson Planning, Differentiation, and ACCESS. She designs each workshop specially and for the needs and uniqueness of each audience. She is committed to and is passionate about facilitating meaningful, interactive workshops that invite and encourage collaborative disc ussions about the wonderful assets and great potential that our ELLs bring to classrooms everywhere. She encourages and focuses on the additive and "CAN DO" spirit that teachers can put into practice to enrich their classrooms as places of inquiry, discovery, and creativity where all kids can achieve success.

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