Lorena Crespo

Lorena Crespo is pursuing a Master’s in Education in Curriculum and Teaching through Fitchburg State University on-Island, which is affiliated with ACE MV. Lorena is a Head Start home visitor for Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, where she will continue her work with Brazilian families, helping them to be part of the greater community and to embrace a new culture and language through the power of art. When Lorena came to the United States from Ecuador 11 years ago with her young children, she spoke no English. Today, and since 2015, she teaches Spanish to Islanders for ACE MV. During the summer, Lorena will work with her mentor, Lynn Ditchfield, to create a series of arts-based lesson plans specially designed for dual language learners and their parents for language acquisition and community engagement.

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