Raydel Hernandez, PhD
Raydel teaches English as a Second Language at M-DCPS, English for Academic Purposes and English Composition at Miami Dade College and other language courses at the English Language Institute at FIU.
Amanda deVarona, EdD
Amanda is a lecturer in the Intensive English Program at the University of Miami. She currently teaches English and Spanish full-time. She has a Doctorate Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Florida International University.
Lucas is a professor at Miami Dade College. Currently, he is overseeing an ESOL program at Miami Dade College. He has a Master’s Degree in TESOL and a Master’s Degree in Spanish. He is a specialist in Spanish, Mandarin and Linguistics.
Our Miami Dade TESOL is a professional platform for all teachers who want to share best pedagogical practices to effectively teach in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms in today’s global environment.
We are a chapter of Sunshine State TESOL, a place where teachers and researchers meet to deepen theoretical background (ESOL and bilingualism) and advocate for the rights of English Language Learners.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) is a leader in Florida in world-language instruction. It is committed to ensuring students fully acquire a second language and become bilingual and biliterate citizens. Some statistics show the Enrollment in Bilingual Programs in MDCPS by 2018-2019:
World Language- Spanish (K-12)
Haitian Creole for Creole Speakers (K-5)
World Language Other than Spanish (6-12)
Dual Language Program (K-5)
English for Speakers of Other Languages (K-12)