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Learn about the people of WIDA

WIDA's diverse staff hail from around the world to around the corner. A number of our researchers and developers are nationally known experts in the fields of language development, education policy and psychometrics. Many of our professional staff are former teachers themselves, or have personal or career backgrounds in language arts or linguistics. What all WIDA staff have in common is a shared commitment to social justice for linguistically and culturally diverse children.

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Lorena Mancilla

Director of WIDA Early Years
Phone:
(630) 430-6206
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Mason Jellings

.NET Full Stack Developer
Phone:
(608) 262-8346
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Merideth Trahan

Chief of Staff
Phone:
(608) 262-4405
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Rachel Maske

Finance Coordinator
Phone:
(608) 263-4220
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Rebecca Quigley

Web Solutions Analyst
Phone:
(608) 261-1871
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Rhonda Stravinski

WIDA Adminitrative Coordinator
Phone:
(608) 890-3571
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Steven Boldt

WIDA eLearning Technology Manager
Phone:
(608) 262-8750
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Timothy Boals

Senior Research Scientist
Phone:
(608) 263-4326
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Assessment

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Alex Bauer

Assessment Project Coordinator
Phone:
(608) 265-0601
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Alicia Kim

Researcher
Phone:
(608) 890-1379
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