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About Laurie Manville

Laurie Manville has been teaching English and English Language Development (ELD) for the past 18 years, beginning at Arcadia High School in Los Angeles County. More recently, she has supported students' acquisition of English as a certified key trainer for Project GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design) for both Orange County and San Diego County Departments of Education. Laurie began her involvement with Project GLAD first as a classroom teacher, then as a certified key trainer (as part of the first secondary team at Capistrano USD). Later, as a member of the Project GLAD National Training Center team in Orange County, she was the training partner of Marcia Brechtel, the co-founder of Project GLAD.

In 2007, Laurie's family relocated to San Diego's North County and she joined the SDCOE GLAD key trainer team as a consultant. Laurie has worked with administrators, teachers, and students across many program settings in grades K-12. Most recently, she had the opportunity to mentor and coach the Lemon Grove School District's Project GLAD key trainer team during their certification process. Laurie holds a BA in English, and a single subject teaching credential in English with the Cross-cultural, Language and Academic Development (CLAD) certificate. She has also completed a significant portion of a Master of Arts degree in applied linguistics, which she hopes to finish soon.

About Alva Lefevre

Alva Lefevre has been an educator for almost 40 years and has worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District as a teacher, administrator and teacher trainer, and for the Capistrano Unified School District as an administrator and teacher trainer. Her career highlights include teaching English as a Second Language, French, Spanish, and Spanish for Spanish Speakers; developing curriculum for French, Spanish, and ESL at the classroom and district level; and training teachers and administrators working with English Language Learners. While working in Capistrano Unified as an administrator, she designed and implemented a Dual Immersion (Bilingual) program for grades 6-8 and an Administrative Institute. She was also a CLAD Trainer for the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) and has done trainings for independent school districts.

Alva is presently working as an instructor for the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and as an educational consultant. At UCI, she has taught courses in Methods of Second Language Acquisition and Theories of Second Language Acquisition, Grammar, and Vocabulary and participated in the Teacher Training Program. She also consults with school districts and individual schools to do training in GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design), cooperative learning, classroom management, curriculum design for the ESL and foreign language classroom and teaching Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum. As a consultant, she has taught staff development courses through the University of California, Irvine (UCI), the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) and through independent school districts.

Alva holds a BA in French and Spanish from UCLA, a Masters in Linguistics from Cal State Northridge, a Masters in Administration with a focus in curriculum, and a Doctorate in Institutional Management from Pepperdine University. She has a Secondary Teaching Credential and a BCLAD (bilingual credential) from the state of California.

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