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Executive Board 2021-2022
Advisory Council Continued
DELLTA's Executive Board
Margie Loveland, ret. DDOE.
Eileen DeGreegoriis, Smyrna SD.
Jennifer Bishop, Brandywine SD.
Jackie Wager, Cape Henlopen SD.
Oribel McFann-Mora, Capital SD.
Oribel has been a DELLTA member since starting her career as an EL teacher almost 10 years ago. She has been involved in several DELLTA efforts to improve the education of DE ELs. She continues her advocacy efforts in her new role at DELLTA. Please contact her at email@example.com if you're interested in learning more about DELLTA and what it does.
DELLTA's Vice President and Treasurer
Jennifer has been teaching reading and ESL for over twenty-five years. Most of her teaching experience has been in Delaware in the Brandywine School District and at Newark Charter School. She is currently teaching ESL in an elementary and a middle school setting. She joined DELLTA about six years ago and has served as the secretary, treasurer, and vice president.
Jackie has been teaching English to multilingual learners for over two decades. First in Central America, then New York, and now in Delaware. She feels passionately about parental engagement programs and advocacy for ELs. Jackie joined DELLTA in 2015 when her family moved to Delaware.
DELLTA's Advisory Council
Dr. Dianne Abrams
Dr. Dianne Abrams is a retired educator. She has a Ph. D. in Spanish rather than TESOL. However, she has dedicated most of her professional life to teaching TESOL.
She was the ESL Coordinator for Seaford SD for many years. In her retirement she works part-time for the ARTC program, coaching new language teachers. She also reads for Head Start students for the Read Aloud DE program. She believes in good education for all and supports initiatives to help our ELs of all ages to succeed.
Eileen DeGregoriis was the EL Coordinator for the Smyrna School District in Delaware for many years. For more than 20 years she taught French and ESL to grades K-12. She is an advocate for ELs and has served on many DDOE and state committees involving EL issues. Ms. DeGregoriis served as the President of DELLTA for four years. Under her leadership DELLTA urged State representatives to consider the need for additional funding for pre- K through 12th grade ELs in Delaware, advocated for a required ESL course for preservice general education teachers, and stressed the importance of protecting the rights of undocumented ELs and their families.
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