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MaryAnn Cunningham Florez is Assistant Director and User Services and Web site Coordinator at the National Center for ESL Literacy Education (NCLE). She holds an M.Ed. in adult education from George Mason University and has ten years experience in adult ESL, including instruction, teacher and volunteer training, curriculum and materials development, and resource collection and dissemination.

Pam Etre-Perez is the Adult Basic Education coordinator at the University of New Mexico - Valencia Campus and a 2000-2001 National Institute for Literacy fellow. Since 1978, Pam has been teaching adult ESL classes, administering programs, training teachers, and developing curricula and materials. Her interests are student leadership and literacy, and her current research with immigrant women involves the relationship between learning English and living in rural NM.

Janet Isserlis, Project Director of Literacy Resources/Rhode Island, has worked with adult refugee, immigrant and ABE learners, and with intergenerational literacy programs in the US and Canada since 1980. She has worked as a classroom teacher, teacher educator, materials developer and program evaluator. Since 1997 she has maintained a website for Literacy Resources/Rhode Island.

Martha A. Lane is an adult literacy consultant specializing in church-based and library-based literacy and ESL programs. Since 1966 she has been involved as a trainer, curriculum writer, tutor and program evaluator. She is Director of Literacy Services for United Methodist Cooperative Ministries, St. Petersburg, FL and is consultant to a number of computer-assisted and Internet-based ESL projects.

Diana Satin teaches ESL and computers/ESL at the Jamaica Plain Community Center's Adult Learning Program in Boston, MA. She also performs staff development workshops. She has an MA in Intercultural Relations with a specialization in Teaching ESL.

Gail Weinstein is Professor of English at San Francisco State University specializing in TESOL, Adult Education and Family Literacy. She currently directs a community-service learning project called SHINE, Students Helping in the Naturalization of Elders, to promote civic engagement among university students and immigrant learners. Selected books include "Learners' Lives as Curriculum: Six Journeys to Immigrant Literacy" and "Immigrant Learners and their Families: Literacy to Connect the Generations" (both by CAL/Delta Systems); as well as textbooks for adult ESL learners, "Stories to Tell our Children" and "Collaborations" (Heinle & Heinle).

Lynne Weintraub is the coordinator of the Jones Library ESL Center, and the author of "Citizenship: Passing the Test," "Ready for the Interview," and "Citizenship Navigator." She has worked in the areas of ESOL/literacy, refugee education, & staff and curriculum development for over twenty years.

Taylor L. Willingham is the founder of Austin-Pacific Consulting Company, a consulting company dedicated to connecting people, ideas and communities throughout the world in order to develop creative solutions to community problems. She teaches online university graduate courses on Change Management and is a member of the Accreditation Review Panel, and the National Training Corp. as well as an accreditation surveyor for Literacy Volunteers of America.

 



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