Standards Framework Specialist
Lorena Mancilla is a Standards Framework Specialist at WIDA. Her background as a bilingual junior high educator, her passion for working with language learners and their families, and her experience with WIDA allows Lorena to make the purpose and use of language standards and assessments comprehensible to educators, administrators, and families of language learners. Lorena currently serves as the lead developer of family engagement initiatives at WIDA. She is also a core member of the Spanish language development (SLD) team where she contributes to projects and professional development focused on the WIDA SLD Standards and supporting students in bilingual settings. Lorena was previously a member of the professional development team at WIDA where she facilitated workshops on English language standards, assessments, and data analysis.
Lorena is working on her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focus is on families of language learners and family engagement practices that address students’ language learning and development.
Phone: (630) 430-6206
Office: 1261E Ed Sciences