TESOL International Association (TESOL), a global association representing approximately 12,000 English language educators worldwide, awarded Rebecca Vonderlack-Navarro with TESOL’s 2018 Outstanding Advocate Award. The award is presented annually to a public official or other individual outside the TESOL profession that has advocated for English learners, ESL instruction, and English language educators. Rebecca was nominated for this honor by Illinois Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages – Bilingual Education (ITBE) for her work in advocating for the needs of all Latinos and English learners, and ensuring they receive access to high quality education programs throughout Illinois.
Rebecca Vonderlack-Navarro manages the Latino Policy Forum’s Education team. With a focus on birth to third grade issues, the Forum’s education agenda... Continue Reading