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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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Marcy Olson

Assessment Content Specialist
(608) 262-6140
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Mark Chapman

Director of Test Development
(608) 890-0519
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Matthew Amati

Assessment Technical Writer
(608) 262-5636
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Narek Sahakyan

Associate Researcher
(608) 263-4827
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Nicholas Kraninger

WIDA Data Warehouse Analyst
(608) 263-7168
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Sakine Gocer Sahin

(608) 262-7594
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Stephanie Gibson

Assessment Project Manager
(609) 457-9050
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Stephen O'Connell

Assessment Content Development Manager
(608) 263-0576
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Becky Holmes

(608) 890-2038
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Benjamin Wheeler-Floyd

WIDA Educator Outreach Specialist
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