St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s educational studies program presents Lori Dodson ’04, Sandra Duval, and Anne Marie Foerster Luu for a book discussion on “Teachers as Allies: Transformative Practices for Teaching DREAMers & Undocumented Students,” on Monday, Feb. 19, 5 p.m. in Daugherty-Palmer Commons on the College’s campus.

The realities faced by DREAMers and undocumented students impact the work of all educators. The discussion will focus on transformative practices for working with students and their families. Educators are invited to join the discussion and find out what they can do to support undocumented children and youth in pre-K through university education.

Lori Dodson has taught in pre-K through fifth grade for 13 years. She currently serves as an ELL national professional training instructor for the National Education Association (NEA). She has also served as a board member of her local TESOL (formerly Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) affiliate. She is a 2004 graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Sandra Duval, Ed.D, works in pre-K through university classrooms, leadership, and curriculum development, and is a teacher education professor in university and school district settings. Her bachelor’s degree is in sociology and secondary education. Her master’s degree from Teacher’s College, Columbia University, is in bilingual education. Her doctorate from the George Washington University is in special education with an emphasis on bilingual education.

Anne Marie Foerster Luu, NBCT, has taught in pre-K through12th grade settings for 19 years. She is an adjunct faculty member (focused on assessment as an advocacy tool) of McDaniel College’s TESOL program. She was honored by TESOL International as their Teacher of the Year 2013.