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Louise El Yaafouri

Emergent Multilingual and Cultural Competency Consultant

Louise El Yaafouri is a Recent Arriver & Cultural Competency Consultant at DiversifiED Consulting. She provides professional development and curriculum design in the areas of Emergent Multilingual education, trauma-informed practice, culturally responsive pedagogy, and equity/inclusion work. Louise has authored a wide range of ed-related books and articles, including the forthcoming Restoring Students’ Innate Power: Trauma-Responsive Strategies for Teaching Multilingual Newcomers (ASCD press, late 2021). She serves as a Board member for New America Schools and maintains vital partnerships with local and international refugee-serving entities. Louise lives between Denver, Colorado and Saida, Lebanon with her husband and young sons. 

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