Region I Delegate
Janet Suárez Lovett
Ms. Suárez Lovett became a bilingual teacher in 1999 at the Brentwood Union Free School District (BUFSD) in Suffolk County. She taught for seven years and then accepted a Bilingual Resource Specialist position in the BUFSD where she provided professional development to teachers, parents, and administrators.
In 2009, Ms. Suárez Lovett became the Assistant Administrative Coordinator for the Intensive Teacher Institute where she managed the grant for general education teachers seeking to obtain their bilingual extension or their English to Students of Other Languages (ESOL) certification. Ms. Suárez Lovett worked with institutions of higher education across the State of New York to ensure that teachers were receiving the preparation necessary to properly educate students learning English as a new language.
In 2014, Ms. Suárez Lovett was hired as the Coordinator of Bilingual Education & World Languages in the Hempstead Union Free School District where she continues to advocate for multilingual learners and their families. She works closely with a professional team dedicated to providing what is in the best interest of the students in the district.
Currently, Ms. Suárez Lovett is a doctoral student at the University of Phoenix online program. Her passion is centered on the engagement of parents of multilingual learners. She is expected to receive her doctoral degree by the year 2020.