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Keynote Speakers

Dr. Luz Yadira Herrera

Luz Yadira Herrera, Ph.D. is a teacher, researcher, author, and co-founder of the En Comunidad Collective. Dr. Herrera has over sixteen years of experience in the education of emergent bilinguals in both mainstream and bilingual settings. She started her teaching career in New York City public schools, teaching emergent bilinguals in K-6 in Harlem. In addition, she taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the City College of New York, Long Island University, and Brooklyn College.  She is currently an Assistant Professor of Bilingual Education in the School of Education at California State University, Channel Islands.


Dr. Herrera's teaching and research are in culturally and linguistically sustaining pedagogy, translanguaging, critical pedagogies, and bilingual education policy. She is the co-author of En Comunidad: Lessons for Centering the Voices and Experiences of Bilingual Latinx Students with Dr. Carla España. Find her on Twitter @Dra_LuzYadira.

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CCSD's Advisory Committee on Bilingual Education and Dual Language Programs

In partnership with families and communities, Clark County School District empowers all emergent bilinguals by providing high-quality, rigorous, engaging instruction in a supportive and safe learning environment that values their cultural and linguistic diversity so that they graduate college-and career-ready as biliterate, productive, and global-minded citizens.

The Dual Language Model will be offered in English and Spanish. When parents/guardians of enough students who speak another non-English language are interested in the model, CCSD would build capacity over time to offer a Dual Language Model in that language.

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