Andy Nash is the Director of the New England Literacy Resource Center (NELRC), where she coordinates projects that emerge from collaboration among the policy-makers, professional developers, and practitioners in the New England states. She is also a Professional Development Specialist at World Education, Inc, where she facilitates a diverse set of professional development projects at the local, state, and national levels. Andy specializes in the development and implementation of learning standards, ESOL, learner persistence, workplace education, and the integration of adult education with civic engagement. She uses her experience on many federal initiatives (LINCS, Teacher Effectiveness, Standards-in-Action, CAELA and ELL-U, Networks for Integrating New Americans, Accelerating Opportunity, and Equipped for the Future) to bring high-quality professional development opportunities to the New England states.
Prior to coming to World Education, Andy was a community-based ESL instructor, a lecturer in the Graduate Bilingual/ESOL Studies Department of the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and worked with the MA Department of Education to provide technical assistance to workplace education partnerships throughout the state.