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Judie Haynes

Judie Haynes taught elementary ESL for 28 years, the last 22 in River Edge, New Jersey. She is the co-author and author of books on helping classroom teachers of ELLs. Her latest books, Getting Started with English Language Learners (2007) and Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas (2010) were published by Association of Supervisors and Curriculum Developers (ASCD). Judie has also co-authored a chapter in TESOL's Integrating Standards into Classroom Practice and the recently published Authenticity in the Language Classroom and Beyond: Children and Adolescent Learners (2010). She wrote a column on elementary ESL entitled Circle Time for TESOL’s magazine, Essential Teacher. She is also co-founder (with her son Charles) and content editor of the award-winning website everythingESL.net. Judie is also the co-founder of #ELLCHAT, an educational chat on Twitter.
Judie is an active member of NJTESOL/NJBE and is currently President. She presents professional development programs and workshops throughout the United States. She has presented keynotes at TESOL Affiliates throughout the U.S. and at TESOL every year for the past twenty years. She has provided professional development teachers in school districts throughout the United States.

Judith O'Loughlin

Judith O'Loughlin recently retired as a K-8 ESL teacher in Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J. She is a Past President of NJTESOL/NJBE and an e-list monitor for the Elementary Interest Secection of TESOL. Judy has presented numerous workshops in New Jersey and at TESOL.

Judith O'Loughlin has contributed to: Organizing and Assessing in the Content Area Class, Meeting the Challenge of Content Instruction.

Christine Gorman

Christine Gorman is an ESL and French teacher for the River Edge Public Schools. She is also Chairperson of the Bergen County Affliate of NJTESOL/NJBE.

Christine Gorman has contributed to: President's Day: George Washington, Lincoln's Birthday: February 12th, Ribbit! Ribbit! A thematic unit on frogs, Christmas in France, Growing Flowers.

Susan Litt

Susan Litt has contributed to: Tale of the Tooth Fairy, Wonderful World of Wordless Books, Learning Disability or Language Development Issue?.

Monica Schnee

Monica Schnee taught ESL in the elementary school and now teaches adults at both a local community school and a community college. She is the creator and director of ESL Parent Connection which offers workshops to schools to improve school communication with the ESL parent community.

Monica Schnee has contributed to: Holding an Effective Group Meeting with Parents of ELLs, Forests, Deserts & Grasslands.

Carolyn Brush

Carolyn Brush is a former second and third grade teacher at Cherry Hill School in River Edge, N.J. She currently teaches physical education at New Bridge Center at Cherry Hill School.

Carolyn Brush has contributed to: Developing a Multicultural Curriculum.

Lynn O 'Malley

Lynn O'Malley is a 3rd grade teacher at Edgewood Highland Elementary School in Cranston, Rhode Island. She is a graduate student in the TESL program at Rhode Island College.

Lynn O 'Malley has contributed to: Lupine Lady and Johnny Appleseed: A Comparison, Johnny Appleseed, an American Folk Hero.

Jennifer Conlon

Jennifer Conlon is a science teacher with the Providence Public Schools in Providence, RI. She currently teaches science to a culturally and linguistically diverse population of special education 7th and 8th grade students with learning disabilities, many of whom are of Dominican descent. Her students have varied levels of English proficiency between Intermediate and Advanced.

Jennifer Conlon has contributed to: Extreme Weather: Hurricanes.

Rona Meadbh Fennessy

Rona Meadbh Fennessy is a 6th grade teacher at Charles Fortes, Providence Public Schools in Providence, Rhode Island.

Rona Meadbh Fennessy has contributed to: Memoirs and Personal Essays.

Nicole Koonce

Nicole Koonce has contributed to: Extreme Weather: Hurricanes.

Sandee McHugh-McBride

Sandee McHugh-McBride is an ESL Teacher at Howell Township Public Schools, Howell, NJ, She is also the Elementary Education Special Interest Group Representative (GradesK-4) to the NJTESOL/NJBE Executive Board.

Sandee McHugh-McBride has contributed to: Preschool Teaching, Preschool Teaching.

Elizabeth Claire

Elizabeth Claire is the author of 22 texts and teacher resources in the field of English as a Second Language. She is a veteran teacher with 37 years experience teaching ESL, literacy, science, social studies, math, and child care to newcomers of all ages, from all over the world. She has taught in New York City Public Schools and in New Jersey elementary and adult schools.

Elizabeth earned her Master's Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from New York University. She received her B.A. in Spanish, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated magna cum laude from the City College of New York.

Elizabeth Claire was co-founder of Easy English NEWS in February, 1996. She is currently the publisher, editor and main writer for Easy English NEWS.

Elizabeth Claire has contributed to: How Does Your School Rate?.

Hsiao-chien Lee

Hsiao-chien is an EFL teacher at Municipal Kaohsiung Girls’ High School in Taiwan.

Hsiao-chien Lee has contributed to: Walking by the Wall: A Virtual Trip to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Vanessa Hernandez

Vanessa Hernandez is a Spanish and ESL teacher for the River Edge Public Schools in River Edge, N.J.

Vanessa Hernandez has contributed to: Creepy Crawly Spiders.

Bobbi Jo Rohrberg

Bobbi Jo Rohrberg is the Glenwood, IA, district ELL instructor.
She is a frequent contributor to Ask Judie on everythingESL.net

Bobbi Jo Rohrberg has contributed to: Creating a letter of introduction.

Debbie Zacarian

Debbie Zacarian is co-author of Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas and author of Transforming Schools for English Learners: a comprehensive framework for school leaders. Debbie is the practitioner- researcher havi

Debbie Zacarian has contributed to: Who are the ELLs in Your Classroom?.