Dr. Ayanna Cooper

ELL Expert & Author
Dr. Ayanna Cooper

Dr. Ayanna Cooper is an educational consultant and advocate for culturally and linguistically diverse learners. She is a co-editor of Black Immigrants in the United States: Essays on the Politics of Race, Language, and Voice, among other publications.

In this interview with Colorín Colorado, she shares what she has learned in her research about Black immigrants and the importance of ensuring that they are represented in discussion about immigration and ELLs.

Biography

Dr. Ayanna Cooper is an educational consultant and advocate for culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Her past positions include English as a Second Language teacher, ELL Instructional Coach, Urban Education Teacher Supervisor, ELL/Title III Director and ELL/Bilingual Program Specialist. She also was honored recently by the U.S. State Department for her contributions to the TESOL field through their 30@30 recognition.

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You can see more from Dr. Cooper on her website.

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