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<p>Ayanna Cooper is an advocate and author for culturally and linguistically diverse learners. She is a co-author of <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.corwin.com/books/Book243783" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Evaluating ALL Teachers of English Learners and Students With Disabilities: Supporting Great Teaching</em></a> and has contributed to WIDA publications such as the Essential Actions Handbook. She has held positions as an English as a Second Language teacher, ELL Instructional Coach, Urban Education Teacher Supervisor and ELL/Title III Director. She has worked with and facilitated professional development for administrators and teachers, both pre-service and in-service, in urban and suburban areas and is currently an independent consultant.</p>