We are excited to introduce you to Andy McDonie, the World Language Support Specialist for Massachusetts. Andy joined the Office of Language Acquisition (OLA) from Ohio on May 2nd of 2019. He was a French teacher in Southern Ohio, a department coordinator, an Organic World Language (OWL) facilitator, and a member of the Language Testing International ( LTI) Educator panel. He is passionate about language acquisition and considers this role as an enormous opportunity to serve and work with you as you continue to advance World Language education in MA.
He welcomes your comments and questions so if you’d like to contact him, his email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
So much amazing progress has been made at DESE with regard to World Languages; Seal of Biliteracy implementation, the updating of our state Framework (anticipated by January of 2021) and resources to support proficiency implementation soon to come. Check out the new World Language page at DESE.