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Exploring The Impact of ESSA on English Language Learners

Heather Wolpert-Gawron is an award-winning middle school teacher from San Gabriel, CA who is the author of Writing Behind Every Door: Teaching Common Core Writing in the Content Areas. Margo Gottlieb, Ph.D., is co-founder and lead developer for WIDA at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison; her latest book includes Assessing English language learners: Bridges to equity. Cathy Beck is currently the Assistant Superintendent in Summit County, CO (Breckenridge). She is the author of Easy and Effective Professional Development. Sarah Said is the Director of English Learning at Chicago Ridge School District. Sarah manages three different bilingual programs in Arabic, Spanish, and Polish and she has been a teacher, Dean of Curriculum and EL Director.