Sandra Mercuri is the Bilingual Education Program Director and TESOL Director at Fresno Pacific University. She has worked extensively on staff development projects and presented at both national and international professional conferences. She co-authored two books with David & Yvonne Freeman and a book with Denise Rea.
Sandra’s expertise includes working with Bilingual & ELL students on developing academic language across the content areas, implementing and evaluating bilingual and dual language programs, and implementing differentiated instruction for dual language settings across disciplines and for second language learners in mainstream classrooms.
View Sandra Mercuri's Resume/Vita, Publications and Workshops.
- Dual Language Education
- Developing a Comprehensive Dual Language Curriculum
- Creating Thematic Units with Appropriate Materials in Both Languages
- Developing and Aligning Bilingual Programs Across Schools in a District
- Implementing Differentiated Instruction for Second Language Learners Across Disciplines
- Academic Language Development in Dual Language and Mainstream Settings
- Bi-Literacy Development
- English as a Second Language
- English Language Learners Program Implementation and Evaluation
Dual Language Essentials for Teachers and Administrators Closing the Achievement Gap: How to Reach Limited-Formal-Schooling and Long-Term English Learners Research-Based Strategies for English Language Learners: How to Reach Goals and Meet Standards, K-8
Sandra has worked extensively with five schools districts in the Central Valley of California (Parlier, Fresno, Lindsay, Laton and Hanford) as well as with schools in Los Angeles, California, Region XV, Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah. Highlights of some of this work follows:
Salt Lake City School District, Utah, 2003-Present
Work with bilingual teachers and program and district administrators developing and aligning programs across schools, developing appropriate dual language curriculum, and creating thematic units with appropriate materials in both languages. Course work and classroom observations followed by focus groups by site are implemented.
Parlier Unified School District, 2003-Present
Work with 8-12 teachers on implementing Differentiated instruction across the disciplines. Lecture and demonstrations were given followed by classroom observation and focus groups with participant to provide opportunities for reflective practice.
Work with k-6 Teacher on Differentiated instruction for dual language settings focusing on academic language development in both languages.
Parent Presentations in English and in Spanish
Salt Lake City School District