Dr. Carol Salva

Educational Consultant

Carol Salva is an award winning educator with proven success working with unschooled/under-schooled, multilingual learners classified as SLIFE (Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education) or ELD (English Language Development) students. She is a key Seidlitz Education consultant for training, coaching, modeling, and supporting program leaders. Dr. Carol Salva is a co-author of Boosting Achievement: Reaching Students with Interrupted Our Minimal Education and a co-author of DIY PD: A Guide to Self-Directed Learning for Educators of Multilingual Learners. She has taught elementary, middle and high school. 

Carol holds a doctorate in education in the area of ethical leadership from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. She also has her Masters degree in Education Administration. Along with her ESL certification, she is a Certified Gomez & Gomez Dual Language Trainer and a Certified Abydos Writing Trainer. Dr. Salva is a Kahoot Ambassador and the co-chair of the NAELPA professional learning committee.

She lives with her husband and three children in Houston, Texas.

Author Of

Boosting Achievement: Reaching Students with Interrupted or Minimal Education

A guide to help educators and school districts navigate the challenges and learning opportunities unique to SIFE (Students with Interrupted Formal Education).

DIY PD: A Guide to Self-Directed Learning for Educators of Multilingual Learners

This guide is for educators who are seeking innovative ways to chart their own courses for professional learning.


Our middle school is interested in training the entire campus staff. We DEFINITELY want CAROL to provide that training. 🙂


Carol Salva’s training/presentation was wonderful. The strategies are doable. I believe teachers left after the 2 day training feeling refreshed.


Our teachers left the training with strategies to immediately use in their classroom.


Carol Salva was fantastic. She has a gift for connecting with teachers. Her keynote address and workshops were inspirational and also full of practical ideas that teachers can implement right away to boost the achievement of their EL students. Conference attendees gave tons of positive feedback about her presentations. We would invite her back for future events in a heartbeat.


Carol is real and makes a huge connection with educators. It was great to have her here and can’t wait till she comes back.

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