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I teach English learners in River Edge, New Jersey. As a Fulbright Distinguished Award recipient, I am very excited to go to Seoul, South Korea to research how teachers of English teach language to persuade, infer and communicate critical thinking. I will observe teachers and students in their classroom settings and will model strategies that we use to foster academic conversations and reading comprehension in our U.S. schools. I will also visit schools of education to learn how future teachers of English are trained and will model some of the best practices used in our schools .
My specialty is second language acquisition and literacy in the primary grades. I coach teachers across the state, teach assessment at the graduate school level and passionately advocate for English learners in New Jersey.
I was born and raised in Argentina in a bilingual English/Spanish speaking home. I speak four languages and love to read, travel, cook and spend time by the sea. I have a degree in Journalism, an M.A. in Education and will complete my final research for an M.A. in Educational Leadership, upon my return from Korea.
I will use this extraordinary opportunity to support immigrant families so they may have an easier and more successful transition into our communities.