Certified Trainers - Northeast

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Anne Dolan

Anne Dolan

Boston, MA

Phone: 617-438-1226
Email: adolan@matsol.org

Anne Dolan is a highly skilled and sought after WIDA Trainer. She is responsive to the multiple entry points in learning about English language learners, and to the different educator roles and needs. Anne is also part of WIDA's Master Cadre of instructors supporting early childhood and PK teachers with Early ELD Standards for 2.5-5.5 year olds.Read more
Noreen Drucker

Noreen Drucker

Morris Plains, NJ

Phone: 201-207 8109
Email: nmdrucker@gmail.com

Noreen Drucker is an independent educational consultant who began her career as an ESL teacher in a bilingual school in San Jose, Costa Rica. After teaching there for three years, she returned to New Jersey where she taught in a bilingual middle school program for over ten years. She finished her career teaching ESL to immigrant kids in grades K-5. Along the way she taught newly arrived high school students in summer school programs and taught English at night to adults. Read more
Anne Dolan

Boni-esther Enquist

Marlborough, MA

Phone: 508-335-7369
Email: benquist@matsol.org

Boni-esther Enquist is a knowledgeable, passionate and frequently requested consultant working for MATSOL: Massachusetts Educators of ELLs. She has worked with over 50 districts in Massachusetts to present the WIDA standards (K-12 as well as Early ELD Standards). Boni-esther is known for her vast expertise, passion, creativity, and humor in her work on behalf of ELLs and their teachers. Read more
Anne Dolan

Beth Evans

Burlington, VT

Phone: 802-922-1247
Email: bethevanstrainer@gmail.com

Beth Evans is a dedicated teacher leader and trainer who has taught English Language Learners in China, New York, Florida and Vermont. She has taught all levels, from early elementary to adult, including pre-service teacher training. Read more
Elizabeth (BJ) Franks

Elizabeth (BJ) Franks

Bradley Beach, NJ

Phone: 732-841-7225
Email: ejf24bb@aol.com

Elizabeth Franks has been a passionate advocate for ELLs throughout her 33 year career as teacher, supervisor and adjunct professor. As an independent consultant she has continued to share best practices with teachers and administrators. Read more
Fernanda Kray

Fernanda Kray

Wakefield, MA

Phone: 401-226-7619
Email: fernkray@gmail.com

Fernanda Kray is the Professional Development & Curriculum Coordinator for the Office of English Language Acquisition and Academic Achievement at the Massachusetts Department of Education, where she frequently collaborates with experts from across the nation in projects focusing on research, practice, and policy. Read more
Fernanda Kray

Paulina Mitropoulos

Boston, MA

Phone: 617-512-7557
Email: paulina.mitrop@gmail.com

Paulina Mitropoulos is the Director of ELL Services and Professional Development in the Office of English Language Learners for the Boston Public Schools. She oversees professional development initiatives for teachers and administrators, which serve over 17,000 ELLs across one of the most diverse urban school districts in the country. Read more
Julie Motta

Pat Morris

Cumberland, RI

Phone: 401-965-7731
Email: tmorris7022@verizon.net
Pat Morris comes to WIDA after a 28 year career in the field of English Language Learners as a teacher, principal, district program director, and state department of education ELL coordinator. Pat began her career in Central Falls, Rhode Island as an ELL teacher and remained in the district for 26 years. Read more
Julie Motta

Julie Motta

Lincoln, RI

Phone: 401-489-0712
Email: julie.motta@allthingslanguage.com
Julie Motta is passionate about working with culturally and linguistically diverse students! She has been working with English Language Learners, their families and teachers for over 20 years, from teaching ESL from grades 3-12 in Providence and Pawtucket Schools in Rhode Island, to coaching ESL/Bilingual teachers throughout her state, to administering programs for over 1300 ELLs. Read more
Sandra Nahmias

Sandra Nahmias

Linden, New Jersey

Email: nahmfam@comcast.net
Sandra Nahmias is an educator of ELLs as well as a WIDA Certified Professional Trainer. Mrs. Nahmias facilitates workshops within her school district and the state of NJ. She has worked extensively as a consultant for the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) on a number of projects. Read more
Ellen Parkhurst

Ellen Parkhurst

Washington, D.C.

Email: ellendellett@gmail.com
Ellen Parkhurst has been a certified WIDA trainer since 2010. She has provided training on WIDA’s Standards and Assessments in many WIDA states in the northeast and around the country. She loves working with teachers and learning from them as well as sharing her own expertise. Before becoming a consultant, Ellen worked at the Center for Applied Linguistics on the original test development team for ACCESS for ELLs. Read more
Mari B. Rasmussen

Mari B. Rasmussen

Washington, D.C.

Phone: 701-221-2572
Email: maribrasmussenphd@gmail.com
Mari Rasmussen's commitment to teachers, students and multicultural communities can be seen in the enthusiasm she brings to her work in professional development. Along with classroom teaching, Mari has implemented ELL and bilingual programming at the district and state level. Read more
Kelly Reider

Kelly Reider

Annapolis, MD

Phone: 910-388-4256
Email: Reiderkelly@aol.com
Kelly Reider has worked with English learners throughout her 22 year career as teacher, professional developer, school administrator, and English language acquisition program coordinator. In addition to sharing WIDA standards and assessment, Kelly specializes in curriculum development, early literacy, and professional development for content teachers working with English learners. Read more
Monica Schnee

Monica Schnee

Tenafly, NJ

Phone: 201-390-9070
Email: monicaschnee@mac.com
Monica Schnee passionately believes that being bilingual is an empowering gift. She learned "Spanish as a second language" while growing up in Argentina in an English-speaking home. In her current role as teacher/coordinator of a K-6 public school district in New Jersey, she teaches English learners and she coaches administrators, teachers and parents on the challenges and rewards of being bi-literate. Read more
Susan Zimmerman

Susan Zimmerman

Ijamsville, MD

Phone: 240-423-5336
Email:

sazimmerman@hotmail.com

Susan Zimmerman-Orozco specializes in working with her district's Students with Significant Interrupted Education (SIFE) program at the secondary level, and as a consultant, writes curriculum for SIFE programs in other districts. She is trained in SIOP and in creating unit plans for the International Baccalaureate Program. Read more