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Nominate an Educator

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 info@wida.us 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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WIDA News is sent once a month – with occasional "extra" editions during busy times – to educators, administrators and early childhood program leaders in WIDA Consortium member states and subscribers in non-WIDA member states.

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WIDA News: August 2017

The August edition of WIDA News is now available and includes announcements about the new WIDA Director of Professional Learning, ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 webinars, our August Featured Educator and more.

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August 2017 Featured Educator: Monica Cortada

Monica Cortada passionately serves language learners and their families in Maryland by helping to address both academic and social-emotional needs of her students.

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July 2017 Featured Educator: Margarita Ugalde

Margarita Ugalde is a home care provider in Madison, WI. She runs a bilingual center supporting children ages 3 months to four years old. She tailors her instruction to meet the needs and interests of her young dual-language learners.

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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 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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