Alicia Lopez

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Program (What area of CES): 
Professional Development

Alicia Lopez has been teaching for over 20 years. At first a French, then Spanish teacher, she now teaches English Language Learners. Currently, she is in her 11th year of teaching at Amherst Regional Middle School, where she teaches ELL students in 7th and 8th grades. Alicia received her Master’s in Education at UMass in Language, Literacy and Culture with a concentration in Bilingual and Multicultural Education and ESL.She was the recipient of two awards last year: the Norma Jean Anderson Civil Rights Achievement Award and the MTA Louise Gaskins Lifetime Civil Rights Award. She is also involved in the Western Mass. Writing Project as Co-director of the Summer Institute and Teacher Consultant. Alicia lives in Amherst with her husband and three children, ages 14, 12, and 10.