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.
See more from Dr. Cooper:
- Preparing All Teachers to Teach ELLs (Colorín Colorado)
- Administrators in Action: Four Steps for Strengthening Your EL Program (Colorín Colorado)
- 30@30 Specialists Mark Milestones in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (U.S. State Department)
- Anti-Racism Resources (Language Magazine)
You can see more from Dr. Cooper on her website.
Related resources on Black immigrants:
- Afro-Latinx Stories: Latin America & the Caribbean (Booklist for Children)
- In the Story of U.S. Immigration, Black Immigrants Are Often Left Out (NPR)
- Black in Latin America, a four-part PBS series hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.