Judith B. O'Loughlin, an independent education consultant, has twenty-five years experience as an English, ESL, and special education teacher. She has taught ESL at K-12, adult education, and graduate levels in university endorsement programs in NJ, MO, MA, KS, and OH. She is currently a bilingual/ESL eCoach for pre-service candidates for The Ohio State University “Transition to Teaching” grant.
While teaching in New Jersey, Judith worked as a consultant with the New Jersey Department of Education, Office of Bilingual/ESL Education on standards and assessment for English learners, developed a draft of ESL/ELA Standards, low incidence ESL programming and instruction, and providing inservice sessions throughout the state about sheltered instruction for ELs in mainstream classrooms.
As an independent consultant, Judith focuses on standards-based curriculum, instructional strategies, differentiated instruction, addressing the needs of newcomers, formative assessment, and collegial collaboration for ESL and mainstream co- teaching. Recently, Judith was an invited presenter at the 2014 TESOL Academy in Columbus Ohio, June 20-21, 2014 and Stockton University, NJ on June 19-20, 2015. For the latter program, she worked with 25 visiting linguistic professors from Pakistan. Her topic focused on ELL Writing and Formative Assessment. She is a certified WIDA Consultant in Standards and Assessment, as well as a Pearson SIOP Certified Trainer.
Ms. O’Loughlin previously served on the NJTESOL-NJBE Executive Board as President, and currently serves on both the CATESOL Board of Directors as Conference Services Coordinator and Advocacy, as well as the CATESOL Education Foundation as Vice-President. She is also the 2015-2017 Chair of the TESOL Standards Professional Council.
Ms. O’Loughlin was the 2015 CATESOL Sadae Iwataki Service Award recipient and the one of the TESOL “50 at 50” recognized leaders in the field, as nominated by her peers. She has previously received the 2003 Seton Hall University, Multicultural Education Teacher of the Year and the 2001 NJTESOL-NJBE Leadership Award.