Amy Lacher

E-mail: amywlacher@gmail.com

Amy is a veteran educator with over 30 years of experience working at the school, district, and state levels to support language learners and promote culturally and linguistically diverse students. Beginning as a high school Spanish teacher and high school Advanced Placement Coordinator, her career then developed focus upon dual language learners, having served as a consultant in Fairfax County, Virginia's initial Partial Immersion program.

She was selected as a member of a small cadre of districtwide professional learning trainers to facilitate sustained, high- quality professional learning opportunities for teachers and administrators in Georgia's second largest school district.

Amy has been employed as a Program Specialist for the ESOL and Title III Unit at the Georgia Department of Education since 2008, with duties and responsibilities that include managing the Georgia Title III Consortium and serving as an advocate for high quality educational support for students, teachers, and administrators in the statewide group of 90+LEAS with low- incidence EL populations; offering professional learning opportunities for the Consortium focused on meaningful, interactive instructional support for ESOL and mainstream teachers, school and district level administration; organizing and holding an annual Consortium conference with nationally recognized presenters.

Amy has served as the GaDOE liaison with Georgia TESOL and a member of the GaDOE Literacy Committee. She is a presenter in local, regional, and national conferences.

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