Sonoma County Office of Education

EL Leadership Conference 2019

English Learner Leadership Conference

All materials from the 2019 English Learner Leadership Conference can be found below as they are made available. Files are in PDF format unless indicated otherwise. For information or questions, contact Jenn Guerrero, EL Coordinator, at

Morning Session

Opening Session

Youth Panel: Centralizing English Learner Voices
Dr. Orlando Carreón | Teacher Educator, UC Davis

Elementary Focus

Details to come.

Admin/TK-12 Focus

Unlocking Learning: Science and Math as Levers for English Learner Equity
Rachel Ruffalo | Senior Practice Associate, The Education Trust–West

Secondary Focus

Effective Teaching of Latinx Students: A Community Responsive Approach
Dr. Orlando Carreón | Teacher Educator, University of California Davis

Admin/TK-12 Focus

Communication with Families of English Learners: Connecting Families, Cultures, and Languages
Graciela García-Torres | Title III Region 3 Lead, English Learners Programs and Accountability, Sacramento County Office of Education

Afternoon Session

Afternoon Keynote

Details to come

Elementary Focus

Cultivating Agency and Identity in English learners: The Power of Digital Storytelling
Jenn Guerrero | English Learner Coordinator, SCOE
Matt O'Donnell | Tech Innovation Specialist, SCOE

Secondary Focus

The Educability of All Students: Exploring the Relationship Between Equity and Language Acquisition
Jessica Progulske | Program Coordinator for Student Supports, SCOE
Chuck Wade | Program Coordinator for Instructional Supports, SCOE

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Susie Truelove, SCOE HR Analyst
"Everyone at SCOE has the focus that what we do is to support students, directly or indirectly." - Susie Truelove, SCOE HR Analyst