Amber Prentice Jimenez

ELL Educator | St. Paul, MN*

Amber Prentice Jimenez is an ELL and Spanish teacher and professional development leader in Washington state. In this interview, Amber offers strategies for making newcomer students and their families feel welcome, tips for working with refugees and middle school ELLs, and activities for developing ELLs' reading and academic language skills.

To see Amber in action in the classroom, take a look at our Watch & Learn series!

Amber's biography and the full transcript of her interview are also available below.

*Note: These affiliations have changed since the time of our interview.


Amber Prentice is an ELL and Spanish teacher with experience teaching students of all ages and backgrounds. While teaching in St. Paul, MN, Amber taught middle school ELL newcomers and refugees and led a number of initiatives to integrate ELL families into the school community. Amber has also taken an active role in leading teacher training programs, and was selected by the AFT to train female teacher trainers in Yemen and high school teachers in Afghanistan in a special professional development program. Amber also served on the American Federation of Teacher ELL Cadre for three years and currently teaches in California.