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Annette Acevedo, Member

Dr. Annette Acevedo is the English Language Learners Director for School District U-46 in Elgin, where she oversees one of the largest Spanish/English Dual Language Program implementations in the nation.  She has been in the field of education for over 25 years, serving as a bilingual school social worker across PreK-12 before joining the administration ranks of teaching and learning within the bilingual program.  Dr. Acevedo earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Purdue University, a master's in social work from the University of Chicago, and her doctorate in educational leadership and organizational change from Roosevelt University.  Her areas of experience include culturally and linguistically responsive standards-based learning and assessment and curriculum development.  Additionally,  she has significant background in creating, facilitating and/or implementing differentiated professional development focused on instructional practices that promote content and language development for emergent bilingual students, as well as highlight students' home languages and cultural experiences as valued assets.  Dr. Acevedo approaches her work within a lens of educational equity and is an advocate for providing increased access and opportunities of rigor and relevance for marginalized groups.  She has presented at local, state and national conferences on such areas as, dual language implementation, best practices for serving multilingual learners, parental engagement initiatives, and collective teacher efficacy.  She is also an appointed member of the Illinois Advisory Council on Bilingual Education for ISBE.