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Yee Wan, Ed.D. is director of Multilingual Education Services at the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE). She is currently the president of the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) Board. Over the past 20 years, Yee has worked as a bilingual teacher, assistant professor, and administrator of English learner programs.
Yee leads the Access for All professional learning system, which builds a district’s capacity to install professional development and create systemic changes leading to increased academic achievement of English learners and empowering teachers and students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in a global society. Recently, Yee led the SCCOE’s initiative in creating a communication toolkit to promote biliteracy and pathway awards and the study of languages and cultures which is intended to prepare students for 21st century global competencies.
Rhonda Beasley is an English Language Arts & Literacy Coordinator. Just prior to joining the SCCOE, Rhonda served as a Literacy Coach at East Palo Alto Charter School. Before relocating to the Bay Area, Rhonda worked in Fontana Unified School District as an elementary classroom teacher, Reading First Coach, and finally as a Teacher on Assignment for Literacy at 29 elementary sites. Her areas of expertise include Literacy Foundational Skills, English Language Arts, ELD and SDAIE strategies, DIBELS, data analysis, formative assessments, Gradual Release of Responsibility, Direct Instruction, student engagement, parent involvement, and improving school culture. Rhonda obtained her M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from Azusa Pacific University, her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from the National Hispanic University and her B.A. from Pomona College, Claremont. Rhonda is committed to improving the literacy skills of all children.
Mathew Espinosa is the Coordinator of Multilingual Education Services. He joined the SCCOE from the San Jose Unified School District where he worked as a teacher, English learner instructional coach, and administrator. Mathew has worked at elementary and secondary schools in California, Hawaii, Tennessee, Hong Kong, and Chile, including in two-way bilingual immersion, special & gifted education, and International Baccalaureate programs. At the university level, Mathew taught courses in ESL, academic writing, linguistics, and teaching second language learners at the University of Hawaii, Manoa and National Hispanic University. He received his teacher credential and B.S. in elementary education, Spanish and theater from Vanderbilt University and his M.A. in second language studies from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. His career has focused on ensuring that all students, particularly English learners, have the necessary opportunities to succeed academically and to grow into healthy, productive citizens. To learn more about me, click this link.
Dawn RiverCoordinator, Multilingual Education Services/Title III(408) 453-4302