Jessica Baldizon
Teacher, CT
I am a teacher of English to speakers of other languages for Bridgeport Public Schools in Connecticut. I am in my ninth year working with multilingual learners in elementary and middle school grades (K-8). I am passionate about advocating for all students and actively serve in such a way that promotes new, positive student experiences and rich, unique opportunities too. To that end I have supported and created after school programming for multi-aged multilingual learners to build upon their language and literacy skills through a myriad of activities. No matter the learning space, I include community building exercises, opportunities for collaboration and chances for young authors to present their work. MUSE has become for me a way to share what I do in and outside of the classroom to support multilingual learners’ educational experiences while gaining new ideas too.