DLLF Advisor Claire Sylvan


Claire E. Sylvan, Ed.D.

Advisor Claire SylvanClaire E. Sylvan is the founding Executive Director of Internationals Network for Public Schools.  A nationally recognized expert and practitioner in both school reform and the education of immigrant and English language learners, Claire is passionate about providing all students but particularly immigrant students, with personalized and cutting edge deep, high quality learning opportunities. Prior to founding Internationals Network for Public Schools, Claire worked in diverse roles and settings spanning public secondary education, teacher education and community/workplace organizing. Claire has developed innovative programs and practices for diverse populations of new learners of English in various New York City public schools and as Executive Director of Internationals Network, works to create appropriate educational opportunities for new and changing immigrant populations.  She has also researched and published articles documenting the cross-section of educational reform and language development programs for immigrants and their children. Claire attended McGill University and Brooklyn College as an undergraduate and received masters and doctoral degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University.

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