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Educators for a Multilingual Multicultural America-EMMA™DLeNM 2023

EMMA is a “consortium” of members committed to the strengthening and expansion of quality dual language educator preparation for pre-service and in-service teachers. It serves as a Specialized Professional Association-SPA for the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and operates under the auspices of Dual Language Education of New Mexico (DLeNM) which serves as its fiscal sponsor.

Transforming Educators to Pursue Linguistic Freedom

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Dr. Joan Lachance

UNC Charlotte

Associate Professor

Joan Lachance, PhD, is an associate professor and director of the Teaching English as a Second Language Master of Arts, Graduate Certificate and Undergraduate Minor programs at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.


Dr. Michael D. Guerrero

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Department of Bilingual & Literacy Studies

Dr. Guerrero earned his doctorate in educational linguistics at the University of New Mexico.  He has prepared bilingual educators in Texas for over 25 years.  He is currently a full professor in the Department of Bilingual and Literacy Studies at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. 

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Executive Team Member

David Rogers

DLeNM– La Cosecha Conference Organizer

David Rogers supports the work of Dual Language Education of New Mexico-DLeNM whose mission is to promote the effective design and implementation of dual language education ( in New Mexico, and beyond.

Executive Team Member

Michael Rodríguez ​

DLeNM Executive Director

Michael Rodríguez is the Executive Director of Dual Language Education of NM (DLeNM). For six years, he served as the organization's director of operations, heading up and expanding its Program Design & Leadership Development offerings while supporting schools, districts, and state agencies across the country to create quality, sustainable dual language programs.  During his fifteen years as a school administrator, he helped to establish and operate three different dual language programs in the Santa Fe and Albuquerque areas.  In his current role, Michael leads an experienced team of dual language educator-trainers who provide professional development in support of quality instruction for language learners and effective dual language program design. DLeNM is also host to the country’s largest dual language conference annually, right here in New Mexico.  Michael is married to his wife Jackie, who is a dual language administrator. Together they have two grown children, Miquela and Andrew who have both attended the University of New Mexico.

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