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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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Jen Aleckson

Assistant Director, Professional Learning
Phone:
(608) 890-1812
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Jennifer Daniels

Professional Learning Specialist
Phone:
(269) 953-3515
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Julie Taylor

eLearning Instructional Designer
Phone:
(608) 890-4377
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Justine Kolb

Assistant Director of Professional Learning
Phone:
(608) 262-1571
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Kati Van Sicklen

Professional Learning Specialist
Phone:
(608) 890-3189
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Kevin Forgard

WIDA E-Learning Designer
Phone:
(608) 890-2625
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Kimberly Reles

Professional Learning Coordinator
Phone:
(608) 890-4378
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Kira Cunningham

Professional Learning Specialist
Phone:
(406) 285-1630
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Leslie Grimm

Associate Director of Professional Learning
Phone:
(608) 890-4522
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Lindy Anderson

WIDA Video Producer
Phone:
(608) 263-4541
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