Andy Nash is the former Director of the New England Literacy Resource Center (NELRC). She is now Senior Advisor for NELRC, supporting The Change Agent and other specific NELRC projects. She also works on World Education projects related to her areas of expertise, including the development and implementation of learning standards, ESOL, program improvement, 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.