Knowledge Group | Selection
Matthew Scelza | Andy
Nash | Tom Mueller
Core Knowledge Group
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.
Rebecca Foster currently teaches advanced ESOL to Spanish
speaking learners who meet in her home. Previously she taught both
beginning and intermediate ESOL at an adult education center in
south Providence. Prior to teaching ESOL, she served as Associate
Director of the Rhode Island Service Alliance managing and evaluating
the states AmeriCorps and Learn and Serve America portfolio.
She has also worked extensively in Latin America, Asia and Africa
on projects ranging from rural education in Mexico (through the
Inter-American Development Bank) to assistance for AIDS orphans
in Thailand (through CARE International). She has a Masters Degree
in Public Affairs from Princeton University.
Roger Hooper is Director of the Massachusetts ABE Distance
Learning Project, sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Education
through the Adult Literacy Resource Institute at the University
(Boston). Previously he was administrator and teacher in elementary
and secondary schools and in adult basic education centers., His
work currently centers on researching supports necessary for basic
learners receiving ESOL and adult secondary education instruction
through video and computer-based distance education.
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
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.
Lynda Terrill is User Services Coordinator at the National
Center for ESL Literacy Education (NCLE) at the Center for Applied
Linguistics in Washington, DC. She answers queries from teachers,
learners, and program administrators related to adult ESL; provides
technical assistance around the country on a variety of topics;
and updates, adapts, and develops NCLEs Web site. She has
over 22 years of experience teaching with both native and nonnative
speakers of English in many venues. She is co-author of Collaborations
as well as ERIC digests on adult English language learners and learning
disabilities, civics, classroom management for multilevel adult
ESL classes, and working with literacy level adult English language
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.