Kathy Seregow

ESL Instructor

Biography:

SUMMARY OF HIGHLIGHTS:

¨      Credentialed teacher with 30+ years of experience
¨      Specialist in reading and family literacy
¨      ESL mentor teacher, Department Chair
¨     Teacher trainer

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

          TEACHING

¨      Elementary Teacher, Remedial Reading Specialist, 5 years
¨      University of California, Language Extension Program, 2 summers
¨      Teacher/Host for Telecourse, “Opening New Doors: Basic Skills for the Workplace”, 2 years
¨      Adult Basic Education, 15 years
¨      English as a Second Language, 26 years

PRESENTER

¨      National Conference on Family Literacy, Louisville, Kentucky 1998
¨     Presenter, California Accountability Training, Sacramento, Fremont, 2000
¨      Presenter, TESOL St. Louis, 2001
¨     Training, EL Civics Program, “On Common Ground”,  nationally, 2000 – 2005
¨     Training, ABE, ESL, “Crossroads Cafe”,  nationally, 2000 – 2005

TEACHER TRAINER

¨     Staff Development Institute, California, 1995-2000
¨     Adult Literacy Instructors’ Training Institute, California, 1990 – 1995

WRITER

¨     On committee for SCANS Manual for Staff Development Institute, CA, 1997
¨     Four workbooks for Distance Learning, 1997, 1998
¨     On committee for “On Common Ground” Manual for Staff Development Institute, California, 2001
¨     Editing Committee, Intelecom, Pasadena, CA  2005

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

          Elementary Teacher/Reading Specialist, Michigan, 1967 – 1973
ESL Teacher, Acalanes Adult Education, Walnut Creek, CA, 1981 –2005
Adult Basic Education Teacher, Mt. Diablo Adult Education, Concord, CA, 1984 – 1999
ESL Teacher, U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley, CA Summers of 1989 & 1990
ESL Dept. Chair, Acalanes Adult Education, Walnut   Creek, CA, 2002 – 2005
ESL Instructor, Bellevue College, 2010 – present

EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS

B.S. Degree in Teaching, Evangel University, Missouri, 1966
M.A. Degree in Reading Development, Eastern Michigan University, 1972
Coursework, U.C. Berkeley, 1983
Current Credentials: Designated Subjects, Adult Education and Clear Adult
Basic Education, California

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Consultant and Participant for 10 week TV series on Family Literacy, 1996
          Equipped for the Future National Inquiry Project, 1997
Teacher Trainer, Workshops/Institutes nationwide, 2000 – 2005