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NABE Special Interest Groups

Asian & Pacific Islanders SIG
Shu-Yuan Lin, Chair
Idaho State University
921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8059
Pocatello, ID 83209
Phone: (208) 282-3185
Email: linshu@isu.edu
Rosa Salas Palomo, Co-Chair
Micronesian Language Institute
University of Guam
P.O. Box 909, Hagatna, Guam 96932
Phones: (671) 734-3870 or (671) 735-2193 or (671) 727-5522
Email: kailee.rosapalomo@gmail.com

Bilingual Education Student Organization (BESO)
Margarita Machado-Casas, Chair
San Diego State University
Email: mmachadocasas@sdsu.edu
Belinda Treviño Schouten, Co-Chair
Education Department
Our Lady of the Lake University
411 SW 24th Street, San Antonio, TX 78207
Phone: (210) 434-6711 x2473

Dual Language Immersion
Blanca Guerra, Chair
Broward County Public Schools
600 SE Third Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: (754) 321-2451
Email: blanca.guerra@browardschools.com
Idalina Orta, Co-Chair
Broward County Public Schools
Lisa Capra, Co-Chair
Palm Beach Schools

Dual Language in Higher Education
Sonia Soltero, Chair
DePaul University
2247 North Halsted, Office 347
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: 773-325-4788
Email: ssoltero@depaul.edu

Early Childhood Education
Karen Nemeth, Chair
Language Castle, LLC.
940 N. 33rd Street, Allentown, PA 18104
Phone: (973) 699-8734
Email: karen@languagecastle.com

Elementary Education
Doris Luft Baker, Chair
Phone: (512)- 471-4161
Email: doris.baker@austin.utexas.edu
Paul Polanco, Co-Chair
University of Texas at Arlington
Email: paul.polanco@uta.edu

EL Newcomers/Refugees
Nancy Warren, Chair
Department of Teaching and Learning
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas
Phone: (972) 984-0461
Email: nmontgomerywarren@smu.edu

EL Secondary Education
Jobi Lawrence, Chair
KCR2 Educational Consulting
Phone: (319)471-1833
Email: jobikcr2@gmail.com

ESL and Bilingual Education
Ricardo González- Carriedo,
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #310740, Denton, TX 76203
Phone: (940) 497-5254
Email: Ricardo.gonzalez@unt.edu
Rossana Boyd, Co-Chair
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle# 310740, Denton, TX 76203
Phones: (940) 391-4800 or (940) 565-2933
Email: rossana.boyd@unt.edu

Gifted & Talented Bilingual Education
Nilda M. Aguirre, Chair
Kreative-Kids Corporation
PO Box 1569, Albany, LA 70711
Phone: (225) 773-2098
Email: nma226@gmail.com
Marcy Voss, Co-chair
Educational Consultant
Kerrville, TX

Indigenous Bilingual Education
Florian Tom Johnson, Chair
Rock Point Community School
K12 Culture Specialist
P.O. Box 560 , Rock Point, AZ 86545
Phone: (928) 659-4221 x110
Fax: (928) 659-4235
Email: Florian.Johnson@rpcsaz.org
Louise Lockard, Co-Chair
Northern Arizona University COE:
Educational Specialties
801 S Knoles Dr. Building 27, Flagstaff AZ 86011
Phone: (928) 523-8218
Email: louise.lockard@nau.edu

Instructional Technology
Currently accepting nominations, contact:

Paraprofessional Educators
Currently accepting nominations, contact:

Parent and Community Engagement
Carla Amaro-Jiménez, Chair
The University of Texas – Arlington
502 Yates St. Science Hall, Rm. 322P Box 19777, Arlington, TX 76019
Phone: (817) 272-3346
Email: amaro@uta.edu
Olga M. Hickman, Co-Chair
Executive Director
Bachman Lake Together
Phone: (956) 212-3550
Email: mtzolga@gmail.com

Policy Makers
Jessica Salazar, Chair
Education Equity Coordinator
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Email: ggarci77@msudenver.edu
Viviana Hall, Co-Chair
Dallas, TX
Phone: (214) 768-1522
Email: vividallas1@yahoo.com
Ruth Martin, Co-Chair
Bilingual/ESL Coordinator
Castleberry ISD
Phone: (817) 913-9230
Email: martinrl@castleberry.isd.net

Research and Evaluation SIG & Institute
Dr. Miriam Ebsworth, Coordinator
Email: Miriam.ebsworth@nyu.edu
Dr. Min Wang Chair
Professor at St. John University
Email: wandm@stjohns.edu
Dr. Jaqueline Romano Co-Chair
California State University, San Bernadino, CA
Email: Jaqueline.romano@csusb.edu
Phone: (909) 537-4302
Ryan Pontier Co-Chair
Florida International University, Miami, Fl
Phone: (305) 348-3393
Email: rpontier@fiu.edu

Special Education
Liliana Salazar, Chair
Academica, Miami, Fl
Phone: (305) 669-2906
Email: Lsalazar@academica.org

STEM+ Dual Language Learners
Arnhilda Badia, Chair
Badia and Associates
1118 South Greenway Dr., Miami, FL 33134
Email: arnhilda@att.net

World Languages and Cultures
Blanca Guerra, Chair
Broward County Public Schools
600 SE Third Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: (754) 321-2451
Email: blanca.guerra@browardschools.com