Sydney Snyder, Ph.D. is a Principal Associate at SupportEd. In this role, Sydney has had significant experience in developing and conducting interactive professional development for teachers of ELs. She also has expertise in program management, curriculum development, research, and technical writing. Sydney has contributed to a series of blog posts on the Colorín Colorado website on strategies to support ELs. Sydney has extensive instructional experience, having taught ESOL/English as a Foreign Language for over 15 years. She started her teaching career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guinea, West Africa. This experience taught her the extent to which effective strategies can support students’ language acquisition, even when resources are limited. She taught most recently in Falls Church, VA where she was the K-12 ESOL Curriculum and Instruction Resource Teacher for the district. Sydney also served as an English Teaching Fellow at Gadja Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Sydney earned her Ph.D. in Multilingual/Multicultural Education at George Mason University and her M.A.T in TESOL at the School for International Training. You can connect with her on email at Sydney@GetSupportEd.net or on Twitter at @SydneySupportEd.