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AZTESOL 2019 State Conference Featured Speakers

Dr. Marguerite Ann Snow

Dr. Marguerite Ann SnowDr. Marguerite Ann Snow

California State University, Los Angeles
Marguerite Ann Snow, Ph.D. is a professor and department chair at California State University, Los Angeles where she teaches in the TESOL M.A. program. She is co-author or co-editor of 11 books, including her most recent book, The Content-Based Classroom:  New Perspectives on Integrating Language and Content (2017) with Donna Brinton and published by the University of Michigan Press. Other books include: Content-based Second Language Instruction (1989; 2003), The Multicultural Classroom:  Readings for Content-Area Teachers (1992), The Content-Based Classroom:  Perspectives on Integrating Language and Content (1997), Implementing the ESL Standards for Pre-12-Students in Teacher Education (2000), Academic Success: Strategies for K-12 Mainstream Teachers (2005), Developing a New Course for Adult Learners (2006), and Teaching English as Second or Foreign Language (4th ed.) (2014) which she co-edited with Marianne Celce-Murcia and Donna Brinton. She serves as series editor for Q: Skills for Success for Oxford University Press, a 12-book ESL/EFL textbook series. She was co-principal investigator and principal investigator for two Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) awards (1991-1994; 1995-1997) for Project LEAP: Learning English for Academic Purposes. She is a co-recipient of the Pimsleur Award for the best research article in foreign language education, and, at Cal State LA, Dr. Snow received the Outstanding Professor Award and the President’s Distinguished Professor Award. She is a two-time Fulbright scholar: Hong Kong (1985) and Cyprus (2009). In addition to working closely with public school teachers in the U.S., she has made over 50 international trips to teach or consult in settings such as Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Japan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Libya, Morocco, Pakistan, Peru, Qatar, Spain, Tanzania, and Turkey.

Supt Hoffman Official HeadshotKathy Hoffman

Arizona Department of Education
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction

Superintendent Kathy Hoffman has spent her entire career working in public education, first as a pre-school teacher and then as a speech therapist in Arizona’s public schools. She began her career in the Vail School District in Southern Arizona before joining the Peoria Unified School District. In November 2018, she was elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction and assumed office in January 2019. As State Superintendent, she oversees all of Arizona’s public schools and manages a department of approximately 600 education professionals that work across the state.

Superintendent Hoffman’s vision of the role of Superintendent and the Arizona Department of Education is informed by her experience as an educator and advocate for students with disabilities. She believes all students deserve equal access to a high-quality public education, and that only through committed investment and inclusive policies can Arizona bring its public schools to the top of our nation’s school system. Like her colleagues in the classroom, Superintendent Hoffman holds the adamant belief that Arizona’s future starts in our schools.

Salvador A. GabaldónSalvador A. Gabaldón

Tucson Unified Schools District
Master Teacher
1010 E. 10th St., Tucson, AZ
As an English teacher, author and education consultant, Sal Gabaldón has been a strong proponent of dual language and ethnic studies programs.  His writings and presentations address linguistic and cultural issues from the perspective of a student who began learning English in Los Angeles public schools.
Despite dropping out of high school, Gabaldon went on to earn a Ford Fellowship and to graduate from California State University, Northridge, with a B.A. in English. He holds a Master’s Degree in Bilingual/Multicultural Education from the University of Arizona and over the past 35 years has served as a teacher, basketball coach, curriculum specialist and administrator.
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