Welcome to the Virginia School Boards Association’s Annual Convention Mobile Schedule
Back To Schedule
Thursday, November 15 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Magna Award Winner: Equity for English Learners

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Over the past 10 years, Newport News Public Schools has experienced tremendous growth in their English Learner student population. Using a three tiered approach, NNPS has worked to provide strategic supports and resources for EL students, families, and teachers. Please join us as we share our journey towards providing equity for ELs.  NNPS Newcomer programming for ELs has been recognized by the NSBA as one of this year’s Magna Grand prize winners.


Shelly Simonds

Board Member, Newport News City


Brian Nichols

Chief Academic Officer, Newport News Public Schools
Brian Nichols is the Chief Academic Officer for Newport News Public Schools and has a proven record of being an innovative leader and presenter.  Over the years, Brian has served as a teacher, teacher leader, principal, and executive director in NNPS and embodies the district's belief... Read More →

April Vazquez

ESL Instructional Supervisor, Newport News Public Schools
April Vazquez has served as the English as a Second Language Instructional Supervisor for Newport News Public Schools for over 5 years.  Having previously served as a special education and ESL teacher for NNPS, April is passionate about ensuring that all students are given the opportunity... Read More →

Thursday November 15, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm EST
Piedmont B

Attendees (2)