Outreach/Service

Aside from my faculty position, I am also the Associate Director for the Multilingual Research Center here at the University of Maryland, College Park, developing and directing TESOL outreach programs at the local, national and international levels. Additionally, I take part in TESOL service projects around the state of Maryland and the Washington, DC, metro area working with government agencies and other teacher education and language learning organizations providing professional development for teachers at all career levels working with English language learners.

2021 Maryland TESOL Association Conference Chair- Breaking Through, Pushing Forward Together

2018 UMD Provost's Excellence Award for Professional Track Faculty- Accomplishments in Service Recipient

2017 UMD College of Education Distinguished Outreach Award Recipient
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Current TESOL Outreach Programs

Director, TESOL Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program for mainstream public school teachers learning to work with English learners in:
1. Prince George's County, MD (Summer 2017-Summer 2022)
FAQs:  http://bit.ly/TESOLFAQ
2. Anne Arundel County, MD (Start Date: 2018-2019; 2020-2021; 2022-2023)
FAQs: http://bit.ly/2AR2OWF

Developer & Director
, Ed.D. in School System Leadership- Specialization in TESOL & Dual Language Education (Closed Cohort with Prince George's County Public Schools start date Fall 2022)

Recent Talks/Workshops

Supporting Maryland's multilingual learners. Presentation given at the University of Maryland's College of Education Assessment Retreat (May 2021).

Interviewing for Success: Preparation, Presentation, & Perspective
. Invited workshop for Project RISE (Research Institute for Scholars in Education) (February 2021).

Merging marginalized populations (with Ebony Terrell Shockley & Christy Tirrell Corbin). Presentation given at the Maryland State Department of Education's Supporting Diverse Populations Series (November 2020).

Invited Committee Member-
Maryland Together: Maryland Recovery Plan. Baltimore: Maryland State Department of Education (Spring/Summer 2020).

Understanding the Professional Development Grant
. Co-facilitator (with L. Jones). Maryland TESOL Association (March 2020).

Understanding the Promotion Dossier
(Facilitator). Panel presented at the inaugural University of Maryland Professiontal Track Faculty Symposium (November 2019).