Director of ELL Initiatives, Project Management, Learning in Motion
Nominee: Pam Allyn
Jennifer Trujillo is a bilingual bicultural educator with 22 years of professional experience working with English language learner education—ranging from classroom teacher to ELL/bilingual director to college professor to author. Her publications include several articles and an ELL literacy program consisting of four student textbooks and their accompanying teacher’s guides. The series was the most widely adopted ESL textbook in the nation for students in grades 4-12 (2010) and is being used in 26 states and five countries. She has conducted multiple academic presentations promoting effective education of English language learners at a variety of conferences at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels. Dr. Trujillo also worked with teachers and children in the Navajo Nation for over a decade through the Native American Teacher Education Outreach Program at Fort Lewis College. Recently, she served as the national director of English Language Acquisition for Pearson Education where she worked with educators across the United States. Currently, she works at Learning in Motion in Santa Cruz, CA on a variety of initiatives including the development of ELL amplifications to a tablet-based literacy program, collaboration on a research project with the American Institutes for Research around math instruction for ELLs, and materials for school leaders.