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How Leaders Can Support Implementation of English Language Development

In-Person Event

Embassy Suites Albuquerque
1000 Woodward Place
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Join REL Southwest and the Southwest English Learners Research Partnership for a free event on administrator leadership for supporting English Language Development.

The purpose of the event is to provide an opportunity for administrators to explore their role as leaders in supporting implementation of English Language Development (ELD) as a comprehensive system in their schools and districts. This event will provide an opportunity for participants to hear from leadership experts and New Mexico district leaders about the leadership practices and foundational supports that administrators should have in place for schools to foster effective implementation of ELD.

Participants will:

  • Learn about effective district and school leadership practices and how those practices can support English learner students and ELD.
  • Learn how New Mexico districts are addressing ELD as a comprehensive system that incorporates both integrated lessons and designated lessons.
  • Consider insights, ideas, and implications for administrators in developing structures and policies that can support effective ELD for English learner students in classrooms across New Mexico.


  • Brenda Arellano, Senior Researcher, REL Southwest, American Institutes for Research (AIR)
  • Kirsi Laine, Deputy Director, Language and Culture Bureau, New Mexico Public Education Department
  • Matthew Clifford, Principal Researcher, AIR
  • Rachel Garrett, Senior Researcher, REL Southwest, AIR
  • Berlinda Begay, Multiethnic Bilingual/Education Coordinator, Central Consolidated School District
  • Laura Adkins, Executive Director of Language, Culture and At-Risk Services, Clovis Public Schools
  • Suzanne Nguyen-Wisneski, Executive Director of Federal, Bilingual and Native American Programs, Rio Rancho Public Schools


  • Brenda Arellano, Senior Researcher, REL Southwest, AIR
  • Rachel Garrett, Senior Researcher, REL Southwest, AIR
  • Lacy Wood, Dissemination Director, REL Southwest, AIR

Partnership sponsor: Southwest English Learners Research Partnership

Who will benefit: Teachers, instructional coaches, site administrators, district administrators, state department staff, state and local board members, postsecondary educators and leaders.

Lacy Wood
REL Southwest Dissemination Director