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A video interview with

Kristina Robertson

ELL Progam Specialist

Kristina Robertson is a professional development outreach specialist for WIDA and an ELL educator with extensive experience as a classroom teacher and professional development leader.

See more of this interview with Robertson on our sister website, Colorín Colorado.

Biography

Kristina Robertson is a professional development outreach specialist for WIDA and an ELL educator with extensive experience as a classroom teacher and professional development leader.

She started as a Peace Corps volunteer in Sri Lanka and has 23 years of teaching and leadership experience. In the U.S., she has taught ESL K-12 and adult classes in urban and suburban environments. She has been an EL and Titles Coordinator at the district level and provided oversight to federal grant work, professional development initiatives and curriculum development. Most recently she was an ELD Specialist/Advocate in Minnesota's state school improvement network. In this role, she worked closely with schools and used the Implementation Science framework from the National Implementation Research Network  to assist leadership teams in implementing targeted strategies for improvement.

Robertson has licenses in K-12 ESL, Reading, and Administration and received her M.A. in TESOL from the School for International Training. She is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Minnesota with a concentration in literacy. She is also the lead course developer for the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) ELL 101 Professional Development module and a member of the AFT EL Educators Cadre advisory panel.

Robertson is a member of the American Federation of Teachers' ELL Educator Cadre. She has authored a number of Bright Ideas articles on our sister website, Colorín Colorado. She is also featured in the following Colorín Colorado resources:

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