Louise El Yaafouri

Emergent Multilingual and Cultural Competency Consultant

Louise El Yaafouri is a recent arriver and 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 and inclusion work. Louise has authored a wide range of education-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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