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Saturday, November 9 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
Working With ELs Who Have Experienced Trauma

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Many of our English Language Learners in grades K-12 have experienced trauma, whether in their home country, en route to Maryland, or while living in their new communities. How can classroom teachers best meet the needs of students who come to the classroom with past traumatic experiences? What do these learners need from administration and support staff? What are different districts in the state doing to ensure the best outcomes for these ELs?

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Najib Jammal

Principal, Baltimore City Public Schools
Najib Jammal came to Baltimore through Teach for America 17 years ago where he had the opportunity to serve high school students at Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore City. After several years of teaching he worked with a group of fellow teacher to start a Youth Entrepreneurial... Read More →
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Jasmine Shortridge

Therapist, Frederick County Public Schools
Zayne Jasmine Shortridge, LGSW, is a practicing social worker with FCPS. She has been working with the EL students for the past four years but has an extensive child welfare services background. She is a certified forensic social worker as well as currently a trauma-centered practicing... Read More →
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Tara Benn

School Psychologist, Prince George's County Public School
Tara Medea Benn is a Certified School Psychologist who is credentialed in several statesincluding Maryland, the District of Columbia, Georgia, and Virginia. She has worked as a schoolpsychologist since 1998 and is currently working in Prince George’s County Public Schools.Ms. Benn... Read More →

Saturday November 9, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm EST
CPA 110