Certified Trainers - Midwest

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Michael Bowlus

Michael Bowlus

Roseville, MN

Phone: 651-582-8254
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. Read more
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Pam Dorn

Madison, WI

Phone: 608-220-8762
Pam Dorn is an educator and coach in the Madison Metropolitan School District. In her 24 years in public education she has experience as a classroom teacher, a bilingual support teacher, and an instructional coach. Pam has taught in both urban and suburban settings in both Florida and Wisconsin. Read more
Ann Ertl

Ann Ertl

Maple Grove, MN

Phone: 612-964-5543
Ann Ertl is an ESL Teaching and Learning Specialist in the Minneapolis-St. Paul suburbs. In this role, her work has included professional development in the following areas: collaboration, curriculum development and alignment to Common Core and other standards, differentiation strategies, writing language and content assessments, and using assessment data to drive instructional decision making. Read more
Tammy King

Tammy King

Chicago, IL

Email: tking1026@gmail.com
Tammy King has been providing professional development on best practices in the field of ESL and bilingual education since 2005. Prior to becoming a trainer, she served as a district language education program director in a highly diverse school district near Chicago. Before that, she was an ESL resource teacher, a 4th/5th grade bilingual teacher, and an adult ESL teacher. Read more

Anna Parvi

Saint Paul, MN
Email: annaparvi@hotmail.com
Anna Parvi currently serves as a Program Coordinator in the Office of Multilingual Learning for Saint Paul Public Schools. In this role, she supports the district-wide EL programming as well as direct support to schools through program development, professional development, curriculum support, and teacher coaching. Read more
Gwyneth Dean-Witte

Gwyneth Dean-Witte

Wessington Springs, SD

Email: gwyneth.witte@k12.sd.us
Gwyneth Dean-Witte is an Instructional Specialist with over 20 years of experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse students in the K-12 educational system in the United States and abroad. As an endorsed English as a New Language teacher (ESL), Gwyneth has had a varied career in education with language learners as a high school Newcomer Program ESL teacher, a multi-age/multi-grade ELL classroom teacher, and a Professional Development Facilitator. Read more
Dianne M. Zalesky

Dianne M. Zalesky

Algonquin, IL

Phone: 708-764-2159 (cell)
Email: dzalesky@comcast.net
Dianne M. Zalesky is an independent consultant with over 35 years of experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse students both in the K-12 educational system and at the community college level. She was an ESL/bilingual teacher, Title III program coordinator, and teacher mentor. Read more