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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Cheryl Sweeney is an excellent classroom teacher and that is what makes her an excellent presenter. Cheryl puts her 26+ years of experience as a paraprofessional and teacher to good use when she trains teachers and presents workshops at local, state and national levels. She knows what paraprofessionals and teachers need and want ... practical ideas, grounded in solid research, which will work in the real world of our diverse classrooms!

Cheryl has presented her seminars throughout the United States and Canada and has been the keynote speaker as well as presenter at many national conferences. She is excited to share her ideas with paraprofessionals and teachers working with ELL students. She is eager to help participants make the most of their time with students and become aware of the most effective use of current research regarding instruction for ELL students combined with information on effective classroom strategies.

Cheryl was honored as the outstanding academic scholar in education by Dominican University. She has authored numerous teaching resource manuals including, Practical Strategies for Paraprofessionals Who Work with ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (Grades K-12), the resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar.

The focus of the day will be on how to help paraprofessionals in their daily duties working with ELL students. Join her in an idea-packed, fun, practical, and informative seminar that will benefit all your students!

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“This seminar is wonderful for any teacher, not just ESL teachers.”
– Mari Brogan, ESL Coordinator

“The activities Cheryl presented are both active as well as simple and quick to facilitate in any classroom. After I introduce Cheryl’s great ideas, I know my students will be engaged and stimulated to read in the classroom.”
– Helen Vassilious, ESL/Literacy Teacher

“Cheryl is an extremely knowledgeable presenter. She uses a variety of presentation tools to keep her audience involved in the learning process. I would recommend this seminar to anyone interested in improving literacy.”
– Karen Benton, District Literacy Supervisor

“Wow! I got a zillion ideas to help ALL my students, not just the ELL students. Thanks!”
– Nancy Seger, Reading Recovery Teacher

“Cheryl Sweeney is bright and energetic! This was a very informative, research-based seminar that provided us with great ideas to use in our classrooms.”
– Deanna Zaenglein, Teacher

“The enthusiastic presentation and the seminar content were both first rate! Cheryl’s strategies can be implemented immediately and her resource handbook includes vocabulary lists, blackline masters and all her great strategies and ideas.”
– Gary Giblin, ESL Coordinator

“Cheryl provided me with wonderful and realistic ideas that I can use with my ELL students.”
– Leticia Hubbard, ELL Tutor

“This was the best seminar I have attended.”
– Kathy Wood, ESL Coordinator/Reading Specialist

“I’m so glad to have new practical strategies to teach reading comprehension; that is what my students struggle with the most.”
– Teresa Paul, ESL Teacher

“Actually seeing how Cheryl does read-alouds was so helpful. I can’t wait to apply what I learned today!”
– Erin Miles, ESOL Teacher