Edwidge Bryant, EdD (President, 2020-2021)
Dr. Bryant is an Associate Professor of Education and ESOL Coordinator at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. She received her doctorate in education from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York. She is a native Haitian Creole speaker and advocate and author of two books with Dr. Joyce Nutta (Show, Tell, Build and Educating English Learners: What Every Classroom Teacher Needs to Know).
Drew Long, MA (Treasurer, 2019-2021)
Mr. Long has been a dual language kindergarten teacher in Texas and Florida. He is currently a Program Coordinator on a federal grant providing PD to rural teachers of ELLs (Project STELLAR, Supporting Teachers and Educators of English Language Learners Across Rural Settings).
Maria Coady, PhD (Past President, 2019-2020)
Dr. Coady is an Associate Professor and scholar of ESOL and bilingual education, and the Irving and Rose Fien Professor of Education at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She received her doctorate in bilingual education from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her recent book is The Coral Way Bilingual Program (Multilingual Matters Publishers, 2020).
Ines Verónica Cordero (Secretary, 2019-2020)
Ms. Cordero is an educator and a Senior Administrator for the Multilingual Department in Orange County Public Schools, Florida. Throughout her years of experience in the educational field, she has been a Bilingual/ESOL teacher, district ESOL Compliance Specialist, engineered, creator, and facilitator of online/face-to-face ESOL endorsement courses in Culture, Language and Literacy, Methods, and Assessment. In addition she is a recognized professional trainer in OCPS. But mostly important, she is a true advocate for all English Language Learners. Ms. Cordero holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.
The final bylaws (constitution) for the Florida Association for Bilingual Education are attached here and were approved by unanimous vote of the Board on Feb. 18, 2019.
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