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WAESOL, the Washington state affiliate of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), is a professional, non-profit organization whose purposes are to:
  • Promote scholarship
  • Disseminate information related to ESOL
  • Strengthen instruction, teacher training, and research in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021; Online
Visit waesol.org for membership, conference information, and to learn more about WAESOL.

Recordings will be posted by November 1st.

Clock hours will be available for both the live conference and the recorded sessions. Please note: Clock hours can only be earned once for a particular session either during the live conference or as a recording.  
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Rachel Kurz

International Rescue Committee
Senior Education & Learning Program Manager
Rachel Kurz has over seven years’ experience in non-profit and program management, and ten years’ experience in international relief and development. She has predominately specialized in education in emergencies, responding to the Syrian refugee crisis from Lebanon, and currently responding to the Afghan and Ukrainian crisis locally, managing programs supporting the influx of newcomers arriving in Washington State. She has a B.A. in Education and M.S.Ed. in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. Rachel has worked with families and students from refugee and immigrant contexts both internationally and nationally, gaining a fuller perspective of the barriers refugee families face abroad and upon settling in the U.S.. Rachel currently manages Youth & Education Programs for IRC Washington, partnering with six school districts with the goal that newcomer youth will have equitable access to quality education, and the skills and resources necessary to pursue their future of opportunity.
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