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WIDA's Featured Educator is a monthly feature article that highlights classroom, district, or state-level educators who are making a difference in the lives of multilingual learners. Nominate an outstanding colleague today!

June 2017 Featured Educator: Leah Juelke

Leah Juelke has taken on various unique literacy projects with her language learners in Fargo, North Dakota in efforts to share the stories of refugee and immigrant students.

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August 2016 Featured Educator: Julie Bulthuis

Julie Bulthuis is an ELL teacher for Los Alamos School District in New Mexico where she collaborates with students, families, and educators to build on the strengths of language learners.

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January 2016 Featured Educator: Erica Jimenez

Erica Jimenez is an Elementary Transitional Bilingual Education Resource Teacher at John Muir Literacy Academy in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. She is described by one of her colleagues as being a "bridge builder" amongst staff, students, and their families.

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October 2015 Featured Educator: Amanda Kail

Amanda teaches at Margaret Allen Middle Prep in Nashville, Tenn.

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August 2015 Featured Educator: Heather Brooke Robertson

Heather Brooke Robertson has worked with ELLs ranging from 4K-8th grade in both California and Wisconsin. She has also started the company Books Del Sur which imports rich, bilingual texts from Latin America. This fall, Heather will begin co-teaching at Lincoln Elementary School in Madison, Wisc.

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August 2013 Featured Educator: Christel Broady

Dr. Christel Broady is a teacher trainer in the graduate program at Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky. She became the school's ESL program director in 2004.

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May 2013 Featured Educator: Magali Williams

Magali Williams teaches fourth grade at the John Muir Literacy Academy in suburban Chicago. She has been a teacher for the past 16 years. Her philosophy toward teaching includes being a role model, taking risks, and building a miniature global community in her classroom.

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