Sam Nofziger, MA, Ed.
Mr. Nofziger has been serving various English Learner populations, full-time, since 1987. He was an elementary school teacher, both as a bilingual teacher, and as an all English teacher. He has been a site, district level, and county level administrator. In his experience as an administrator, he has coached teachers and administrators (K-12), all with the focus of increasing student achievement in English Learner populations.
Among his writings are a chapter, an article, and a program implementation guide. These writings are all regarding classroom practice to improve achievement for English Learners. As he enters doctoral studies in English Language Development, he is planning to focus on “Academic Talk.” He is very interested in developing oral academic langauge and documenting how that academic oral language development affects written language, related specifically to the academic language development of English Learners.
Mr. Nofziger has a BA in Liberal Studies/Credential, from California State University, Fresno (1987), an MA in Bilingual Cross-Cultural Education from Fresno Pacific Unviversity (1996). He also holds a Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, a Bilingual- CrossCultural Specialist Credential, and an Administrative Services Credential, all awarded in California.