Trained in Russia as a technical writer and a translator, Natalia never thought about becoming a teacher, but after her first year in a classroom, she knew that teaching was her calling and her mission. Natalia has taught English and ESOL classes, assisted teachers as an secondary ELA and Social Studies Instructional Coach, and served as an ESL/Bilingual program specialist.
She currently pursues her passion for linguistics and education as an educational consultant with Seidlitz Education. Natalia holds a bachelor’s degree in literature from the University of Houston at Clear Lake and a master’s degree in school administration from Lamar University.
Read more about Natalia, her experiences, and her strategies on her blog: https://nataliaesl.edublogs.org .
Enjoyed Building Better Sentences! You were simply amazing. Thank you soooo much! —Johanné 2021
I was nervous about the 154 ESL course as a band director, however I am really enjoying it. It is informative, interesting, and the way you are presenting is very easy to understand! Thank you so much!
This was the best virtual PD I have ever attended – well organized, clear instructions, practical, authentic lessons that can be used in my class on day 1 – thank you! — Alief ISD
Talk Read Talk Write was Fabulous! Wonderfully engaging and extremely usable! — Killeen ISD
November 18, 2020
• Seidlitz Education Blog •
“…While reading/phonics is a topic of constant debates, syntax is frequently overlooked. Why should we focus on syntax in every classroom? Why is syntax worth our time as we build lessons focused on language acquisition?…”