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About Your Instructor – Mary Peterson

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Mary Peterson is a highly experienced and enthusiastic ELL teacher and outstanding national presenter who is known for her motivating, practical strategies and ideas. She has firsthand experience using current, research-based strategies to increase school success for ELL students. She is the author of Strategies! Strategies! Strategies! Increase and Accelerate Your ELL Students’ Learning and Success in School (Grades K-6), the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at her seminar. Mary presents seminars that are fast-paced, inspiring, and above all, practical and research based.

You will gain a wealth of ideas, strategies and activities you can implement immediately to help your ELL students meet your grade level standards. An array of student samples will be on display at the seminar, so you may want to take pictures.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“What an informative and beneficial seminar! Mary provided many useful, relevant ideas and activities to use with ELL students.”
Lenae Kirkhart, Reading Specialist

“I loved the strategies Mary shared. They will be easy to incorporate into my lessons and will encourage students to be more creative and detailed. I also loved the organizers and list of great books to use with my students.”
Angela Tilma-Cox, ELL

“The title of this workshop is spot on! I learned so many strategies to use immediately with all of my students at each of their levels of English proficiency.”
Irma Rosales, ESL Teacher

“As an SLP who works with a caseload of many ELL students, I learned many strategies to improve my sessions. I’ll be able to share many ideas with the rest of my team, and even some of my non-ELL students will benefit from the strategies shared.”
Amber Mitchell, SLP

“I previously saw Mary my first year as an ESL teacher and was so happy to see her returning to my area. I knew I would come away with even more wonderful ways to support my students. What I learned today can be used tomorrow!”
Jen Bianchi, ESL/BIL Teacher

Absolutely excellent! Obviously a master teacher with real experience across numerous grade levels. I’m so glad I attended!”
Laura Hernandez, 4th Grade Bilingual Teacher

“This seminar is exactly what teachers are looking for to quickly, easily and meaningfully impact their students! Very excited to try all the new ideas.”
Kim Atencio, Reading Specialist/ELL Instructor

“Amazing presentation! Great information presented with a huge heart. It was a good combination of old-school curriculum with current curriculum needs.”
Pilar Sanabria, Paraprofessional

“Mary is so knowledgeable! The presentation was engaging and informative. I found myself agreeing with everything she shared and so excited to go back and use every idea - which can be implemented next week! This was a wonderful and productive seminar that I am so glad I attended!”
Leah Plagens, 2nd Grade Teacher