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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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Fernanda Kray

State Relations Specialist
(401) 226-7619
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Jessica Davis

Client Relations Specialist
(608) 265-5077
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Jonathan Gibson

Director of Consortium and State Relations
(385) 201-9414
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Karina Cortes Hudack

State Relations Early Years Specialist
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Kristopher Stewart

Assistant Director of State Relations
(608) 263-4046
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Sabrina Read

Florida ACCESS Manager
(850) 245-0843
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Samuel Aguirre

Director of WIDA Español/Assistant Director of Consortium Relations
(608) 262-1493
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Shannon DeWitt

WIDA Administrative Coordinator
(608) 262-9175
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Professional Learning

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Alisa Rhoads

Professional Learning Specialist
(843) 540-2427
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Amy Faust Fraser

WIDA Professional Learning Specialist
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