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LaVona Reeves

Former WAESOL President and board member, LaVona Reeves is Professor of English at Eastern Washington University, where she teaches linguistics, literature, TESL, and gender studies. She has also taught at the University of Wyoming, Boise State, Osaka University, & Harvard & in the NYC & Boise public schools-- primarily ESL, English, French, journalism, and reading. Her work has appeared in the WAESOL Educator & WAESOL Quarterly. She co-authors and co-presents with students and alumni from around the world. She is currently working on an oral history of her mother. Many of her thesis students have completed auto-ethnographies and literacy narratives that honor their own mothers.I was at the first Spokane Regional ESL Conference 30+ years ago when Sally Wellman delivered the first keynote address.Much has changed in our state, nation, and world. In my life, my teaching, and my research, I have explored resilience, reflection, and renewal of commitment to our profession. I would like to talk with students, teachers, community members, administrators, researchers, and policy makers about self-compassion,change,self-care, the pandemic, building community locally and globally in both synchronous and asynchronous online classrooms, and the value of reflecting on teaching and learning.

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Saturday, February 27

11:15am PST

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