In her 33 years as an educator, inclusion specialist, program coordinator, administrator, and professional developer, Marybelle has acquired experience within the fields of ESL, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Special Education, Special Education instruction and evaluation, and Professional Development. She has adjunct at various colleges and universities in teacher programs. These include, but are not limited to: Central Connecticut State University, College of New Rochelle, College of Mount Saint Vincent, and the University pf Maryland-Baltimore Campus.
For the Center for Applied Linguistics she has provided coaching, workshops, and presentations for schools, districts, national conferences, and various education based organizations in topics involving Bilingual Students, English Learners, and Second Language Acquisition. Marybelle has a B.A. in Psychology & Spanish Language & Literature, an M.A. in Bilingual Special Education, and an M.S. in Administration & Supervision with a specialty in professional development. She is also a US Department of Education Title VII Fellow in Bilingual Special Educations. In her spare time, Marybelle is an avid reader, cook, and crafter. She also volunteers as a lector at her local church.
CAL is collaborating in the operation of this Comprehensive Technical Assistance Center to provide capacity-building assistance to Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio in their efforts to improve the education of English language learners.