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Ester de Jong and Socorro Herrera

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Ester is Professor and program leader in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education program at the University of Colorado Denver. She has published extensively on dual language education and general education teacher preparation for English language learners. Dr. de Jong was President of TESOL International Association (2017-2018); Socorro is a keynote speaker, district consultant, and trainer of trainers, as well as a professor in the College of Education and director of the Centre for Intercultural and Multilingual Advocacy (CIMA) at Kansas State University. Her K–12 teaching experience includes an emphasis on literacy development, and her research focuses on literacy opportunities with culturally and linguistically diverse students, reading strategies, and domestic and international teacher preparation for diversity in the classroom.