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Lydia Breiseth, Director,

Lydia Breiseth

Lydia Breiseth is Director of Colorín Colorado, the nation’s leading ELL website. Colorín Colorado is a part of the Learning Media Department at PBS station WETA in Washington, DC. In this capacity, Ms. Breiseth manages content, multimedia production, partnerships, and outreach for the website. Ms. Breiseth has presented Colorín Colorado’s resources at a number of national conferences, including TESOL, NABE, CABE, NAEYC, OELA, the AFT’s TEACH Conference, and the Latino Children’s Book Conference.  Ms. Breiseth has published articles on a variety of educational and literacy blogs on behalf of Colorín Colorado. She also won a Michigan Emmy Award for the Colorín Colorado documentary You Are Welcome Here.(opens in a new window)

Ms. Breiseth has taught both English and Spanish as foreign languages and spent a year in Ecuador teaching English to graduate students with the educational exchange program WorldTeach. Ms. Breiseth received her Bachelor’s Degree in English with a Minor in Latin American Studies from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She lives in Arlington, VA with her husband and daughter.

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