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Dr. Tricia Valdez-Zontek

ALPS - Advanced Language Pedagogies, LLC

Tricia Valdez-Zontek, Ph.D., is the owner and lead trainer for Advanced Language Pedagogies (ALPS) and serves as the Pacific Lutheran University ELL Endorsement Coordinator.  Tricia has conducted research, training, and curriculum development focused on supporting the knowledge and skills for K-12 educator and leaders working with culturally and linguistically diverse student populations.  Her work includes assisting K-12 schools with developing and implementing research-based instructional processes, effective ELL program planning and implementation, one and two-way and dual-language programs, development of biliteracy pacing guides, teacher learning communities, and job-embedded professional development for increasing the academic rigor for culturally and linguistically diverse populations.