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Joan Johnston Nelson, PhD

Educational Trainer and Consultant
joan.johnston.nelson@gmail.com
Dr.  Nelson has worked with English language learners since 1986, teaching adults and children alike in k-12, adult literacy, university, and overseas programs.  She is an active advocate, teacher trainer, and consultant, as well as a frequent presenter at local, state, and international conferences.  She obtained her Masters degree in TESL from Gonzaga University and earned her PhD in Language and Literacy Education through Washington State University.  Her passion is for working with those considered on the margins, especially those in the refugee and immigrant communities and her own Native American community.  

In addition to teaching English learners and teacher training, Joan has worked as a Bilingual Program Supervisor with OSPI and provided EL training and consulting to school districts across the state through the Office of System and School Improvement. Joan currently works as an independent trainer and consultant and serves as Executive Director for WAESOL.

You can contact Joan directly at joan.johnston.nelson@gmail.com .
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