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Respecting the Home-Culture-School Connection in English Language Learners

  • University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN 55455 (map)
Noma LeMoine,  Language, Literacy, and Learning Specialist

Noma LeMoine, Language, Literacy, and Learning Specialist

Noma LeMoine is a national education expert and consultant to school districts across the country. She is the former director of the Los Angeles Unified School District's ACADEMIC ENGLISH MASTERY PROGRAM. In that role, she was responsible for overseeing the design, development, coordination and implementation of a program that served over 30,000 students, 2,000 teachers and 800 paraeducators. The program, which has been featured on "60 Minutes" and in periodicals including Education Week and Teacher Magazine, has as its primary goal facilitating mastery of standard American English in students who are speakers of non-standard languages, while fostering in them an appreciation for their home language and culture.