is a lead consultant for Mid-continent Regional Educational Laboratory (McREL), a nonprofit, nonpartisan education research laboratory that focuses on translating knowledge about what works in education into practical guidance for educators. In her work training teachers and administrators nationally and internationally, she emphasizes the integration of explicit teaching of language in all content areas and the use of interactive teaching strategies.
Prior to joining McREL, Jane worked as a speech/language specialist focusing on bilingual special education, directed a two-way language school, and served as a district office director for second language acquisition and special education. She has worked in the areas of second language acquisition and special education for 30 years. Jane has published articles in Language Magazine,The Journal of Staff Development, The School Administrator, Leadership Information, and Phi Delta Kappan. She co-authored Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners (ASCD, 2006) and Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners Facilitator’s Guide and Participant’s Workbook (ASCD, 2008).