Closing Plenary Speakers

WITESOL is excited to announce that we have two closing plenary speakers for this year’s conference:

Dr. Tim Boals and Dr. Mariana Castro, WIDA

Tim BoalsTim Boals is the Executive Director of the WIDA Consortium. He holds a Ph.D. in curriculum from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with an emphasis in the education of English language learners. His background includes language education, educational policy for ELLs, and Spanish language and literature.






Mariana CastroMariana Castro has a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a M.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Her research interests include language development through the life span of multilingual children and youth, translanguaging, teacher professional practices and development, and organizational change in educational systems.