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Paola Pineda

ESC Region 11
Instructional Content Coach/Reading Academies Cohort Leader
Paola Pineda’s love for biliteracy is widely known. Her love for her students has motivated her to advocate and promote educational excellence and equity through biliteracy education. Her personal experience as an immigrant from Colombia and as an English language learner has helped her to support teachers with evidence-based literacy practices for linguistically and culturally diverse children. Her roles in education have included bilingual/ESL teacher, bilingual specialist, instructional coach, curriculum developer, Reading Academies Cohort Leader, and professional development specialist.  Paola has presented at the local and state level on a variety of topics related to first- and second-language acquisition, biliteracy development, and instructional strategies for English learners.