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WIDA's Featured Educator is a monthly interview with a classroom, district, or state-level educator on how they are making a difference for language learners. You can honor an exceptional colleague by emailing with "Featured Educator Nomination" in the subject line.

Briefly tell us why you think they are doing an amazing job. Please include the person's name, what they do, and contact information we can use to set up an interview. Thank you for helping us feature amazing educators of language learners.

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October 2018 Featured Educator: Abigail Billman

Abigail Billman has been chosen for the October 2018 WIDA Featured Educator due to her amazing rapport with her students and her passion for creating a school environment that is rigorous, challenging, safe and supportive.

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WIDA News September 2018

The September 2018 edition of WIDA News includes information about webinars for families of multilingual learners, our September Featured Educator, winners of the WIDA Annual Conference Back-to-School Special, and the new Account Creation Guide.

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September 2018 Featured Educator: Sandy Moller

Sandy Moller has been chosen for the September, 2018, WIDA Featured Educator after being highly praised by her Assistant Principal and Superintendent.  Their praise described her teaching abilities, connections with students, collaboration with staff, positive rapport with families, constant quest to grow professionally, and deep understanding of the multiple lenses needed for school leadership.

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WIDA News: August 2018 Extra

New WIDA Website! We are excited to announce today's launch of a redesigned WIDA website. Please note the new website address: There's no rush to change your favorite WIDA bookmarks since web redirects will be in place for one year. The new WIDA website is available to the public with no user name or password required! All password-protected materials have moved to the Secure Portal as described below.

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August 2018 Featured Educator: James Robinette

Recently, Principal James Robinette sat down with Scott Gomer, WIDA Marketing Communications Director, to discuss his experiences as an ESL educator.

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WIDA News: August 2018

The August 2018 edition of WIDA News is now available and includes information about the new WIDA website, our August Featured Educator, WIDA Screener resources, WIDA Client Services Center question of the month, and registration for Fall WIDA workshops.

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WIDA News: July 2018

The July 2018 edition of WIDA News is now available and includes information about WIDA Screener Score Reports, WIDA Annual Conference discounts, registration for August workshops and a job opening at WIDA.

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July 2018 Featured Educator: Shannon Rodriguez

Shannon Rodriguez uses the combined experiences she has had personally and professionally to support multilingual learners in Virginia.

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WIDA News: June 2018

The June 2018 edition of WIDA News is now available and includes news about the 2018 Annual Conference session schedule, summer academy registration, and our Featured Educator.

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June 2018 Featured Educator: Saasha Lambson

Saasha Lambson wears several hats, as she is both a fourth-grade dual-language teacher and serves as the bilingual coordinator.

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