Certified Trainers - Southwest

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Mia Ariela Allen

Mia Ariela Allen

Denver, CO

Phone: 720-560-1506
Email: mia.allen@gmail.com
Mia Ariela Allen joined the CLI team in April 2016. As Director of ELL and Bilingual services, Mia is responsible for ensuring CLI serves the culturally and linguistically diverse student populations in each district. In this capacity, Mia will work with the development of content structures as well as professional development that address language acquisition in the context of early literacy learning. Read more
Rena Frasco

Rena Frasco

Fort Morgan, CO

Phone: 970-380-8392
Email: renafrascowida@gmail.com
Dr. Rena Frasco is currently an elementary school principal in Fort Morgan, Colorado. The school she serves has a large ELL population. Before becoming a principal, she was a classroom teacher and instructional coach. Her passion for ELL and refugee students grew when she studied abroad in Norway and New Zealand. Read more
Elizabeth Pursley

Elizabeth Pursley

Frisco, Colorado

Email: e.a.pursley@gmail.com
Elizabeth Pursley is currently serving as the English Language Development Coordinator for Summit School District in Frisco, Colorado, a mountain resort community where the schools are home to a very diverse population of students. Her experience in teaching ranges from Pre-K to adult learners. Her passion for supporting English language learners grew from her teaching experiences in Maine and volunteering at an Education and Literacy Project in Central America. Read more
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Brad Russell

Denver, Colorado

Phone: 720-291-0817
Email: russell.brad.1@gmail.com
Brad Russell is a seasoned ESL teacher with international and domestic experience ranging from pre-school to adult students, from beginner to advanced levels, working with general English, business English and exam preparation (e.g. IELTS). Read more
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Elizabeth Skelton

Crawford, Colorado

Phone: 970-773-0887
Email: ellbeth@bethskelton.com
Beth Skelton, M.A. Ed., is an international consultant working with general education and ESL teachers, school districts, and international schools. She received her Master's degree with distinction in Curriculum and Instruction in Multicultural Teacher Education with an emphasis on Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of New Mexico. Read more

Beatriz E. Valentin

Roswell, NM

Phone: 575-637-5483
Email: bvalentin39@gmail.com
My Name is Beatriz Echevarria Valentin. I currently work with Roswell Independent School District. I am an ESL teacher at Sierra Middle School. I teach English Language Development classes. Previously, I taught English as a Second Language classes at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell with the Adult Basic Education Program. Read more
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Dixie Vejil

Hobbs, NM

Phone: 575-441-4962
Email: dixievejil@gmail.com
Dixie Vejil is currently the Federal Program, Bilingual, and Testing Coordinator for Hobbs Municipal Schools in Hobbs, NM. Previous to this position, she was an Elementary principal for 11 years at a Dual Language School and an elementary and middle school bilingual teacher for 7 years. Read more