Michael Bowlus

E-mail: migueluchi@me.com

Michael Bowlus is the English Learner and Refugee Education Specialist for the Minnesota Department of Education. His work focuses on collaborative efforts to use research, policy, and systematic implementation tools to improve educational outcomes for all English learners in Minnesota schools and districts.

He was the director of ESL Teacher Education at the University of St. Thomas and has provided instruction, leadership, professional development and consulting at the school, district and state-levels. He also served on the English as a New Language (ENL) Standards Writing Committee for the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. Prior to teaching, Michael worked with immigrants and refugees as a community organizer and legal advocate, and also served on an international human rights teams in Guatemala.

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