NAELPA Fall 2021 Newsletter October 2021 Edition

Letter from the President

Dear Colleague,

It is an honor to serve as the

2021-2022 NAELPA President and to collaborate with a wonderful executive board, our national expert Advisory Members, and with you, our members! NAELPA's vision is to serve as the voice of ELs, representing SEAs and LEAs across the US, and your voice allow us to better grasp the needs that you and our multilingual learners need addressed. 


As we embark on a new academic year, the pandemic remains as well as its challenges. NAELPA continues to provide support and guidance during these difficult times. Our organization strives to influence and generate positive change nationally by listening to your voices and by providing the support and resources necessary. It is inspiring to experience the outcomes of our collective efforts during these trying times. Know that we are listening and addressing the challenges that exist for those that serve multilingual learners.  

With gratitude,

Marshall Foster

NAELPA President 2021-2022

2022 NAELPA Annual National Conference

February 7, 2022

New York City, NY & Virtual

Virtual pre-conference sessions are planned weekly leading up to the conference day. On Conference Day,

February 7, 2022, we are planning an engaging and relevant day that includes a keynote address and concurrent sessions. NAELPA will offer both an in-person and a virtual option on Feb. 7th. In-person events will be held in New York City, NY (alongside the NABE Pre-Conference). 

Sponsors, check out our sponsor opportunities if you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2022 NAELPA Annual National Conference.

For the opportunity to present at the 2022 NAELPA Annual National Conference, please complete this form.

NAELPA Newsletter

Fall Edition

October 2021

In this edition:

Page Topic

2 NAELPA Advisory Board Members

2 NAELPA By-Law Amendment

2 NAELPA Webinars

3 Executive Director Newsletter Report

4 Resources for Educators of MLs

5 LEA Spotlight: Aldine ISD, TX

6 Advisory Board Member Focus:

Dr. Kenji Hakuta & Dr. Julie Sugarman

7 Member at Large Focus: Suzanne Toohey

8-9 Committee Reports

10 2021 NAELPA Conference Sponsors