ChristelBroadyGEORGETOWN, KY – Christel Broady, Georgetown College Associate Professor of Education and Director of ESL, English as a Second Language, has been named WIDA Featured Educator for August 2013.

WIDA, the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment Consortium, is a collaboration of states and districts working to design and implement standards and assessment for English language learners.

Featured Educators are chosen “for their demonstrated excellence in the service of English language learners in their work and research, their dedication to the craft of teaching or school/program administration, and their creativity in finding new and innovative ways to expand the linguistic and academic growth of ELLs,” stated Andrea Cammilleri, Assistant Director, Teaching & Learning, WIDA Consortium, in announcing Dr. Broady’s selection.

WIDA is based at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison. According to Ms. Cammilleri, it exists to advance academic language development and academic achievement for linguistically diverse statements through high quality standards, assessments, research, and professional development for educations.

Dr. Broady joined Georgetown College’s Graduate Education Division as a teacher trainer in 2004. She has been recognized and honored several times for her leadership at the state and national level among educators focused on teaching English as a second language, among them the D. Scott Enright TESOL Interest Section Service Award presented during the 2013 International Convention and English Language Expo in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Broady also was 2012 recipient of Georgetown’s prestigious John Walker Manning Award given to a faculty member who has shown a commitment to the college by their involvement in extracurricular activities and by demonstrating excellence in teaching. That award is presented annually at the college’s Fall Opening Convocation.

WIDA Q&A with Christel