Gwyneth Dean-Witte is an Instructional Specialist with over 20 years of experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse students in the K-12 educational system in the United States and abroad. As an endorsed English as a New Language teacher (ENL), Gwyneth has had a varied career in education with language learners as a high school Newcomer Program ESL teacher, a multi-age/multi-grade EL classroom teacher, and a Professional Development Facilitator. Gwyneth coordinates the SD State-Wide Title III Consortium and enjoys the connections made in each of the 80+ member-districts, including Native American schools, Hutterite Colony schools, and small rural schools with low incidence of ELs. In addition to professional development and technical support to districts, Gwyneth teaches the Consortium’s ENL Endorsement Cohort coursework in partnership with at Dakota Wesleyan University. She has a B.A. in Child Development from South Dakota State University, a Master’s in Leadership and Administration in Education from Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD and will complete an Ed.S. degree in English as a Second Language through the University of Alabama Birmingham (Spring 2018). She has held positions in education in Bolivia, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, China, and South Dakota.