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Sonja Munévar Gagnon

San Diego County Office of Education
District Advisor, Multilingual Education & Global Achievement
San Diego

Sonja Munévar Gagnon is currently a District Advisor at SDCOE in the Multilingual Education and Global Achievement Department. In this role, she provides services to promote a systems approach to ensure equity and access for multilingual learners. These services include: Equity for Language Learners Improvement Collaborative (ELLIC), EL/ML Student Shadow Project, customized professional learning around effective EL/ML pedagogy, and coaching services for site and district leadership. Previously, Sonja served over 20 years in the San Diego Unified School District as a secondary teacher, site EL program director, and district-level EL resource teacher supporting multiple sites in re-designing EL programs to better meet EL students' content and language needs.  She is a certified presenter and coach for WestEd's QTEL (Quality Teaching for English Learners) program and has also earned her National Board Certification.