March 6-8, 2019
University of San Diego
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Dr. Elena Izquierdo

Author, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Provost's Faculty Fellow, Civic Engagement
Dr.Elena Izquierdo 

Dr. Izquierdo is a linguist by training, Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics and Bilingual Education, Georgetown University, 1994, and an educator in practice. She was an administrator for 13 years and during this time she served as the principal of a nationally recognized Two Way Dual Language school in Washington, D.C. where all children, grades Pre-K through 6th, learn in two languages. In addition during her tenure in Washington D.C. she was director for Language Minority Affairs where she led the district into federal compliance in services to language minority communities after the district was under OCR mandate. A comprehensive Corrective Action Plan was developed to address all aspects of schooling for English Language Learners.
 Dr. Izquierdo’s research and professional specializations focus on Two Way Dual Language Education; Bi-literacy; and in supporting districts in rethinking and reforming schooling practices in their efforts to close achievement gaps for Bilingual/ELL students.