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Jo Gusman

Co-author, ACCESS Newcomers and ACCESS ENGLISH

Jo Gusman grew up in a family of migrants and knows firsthand the complexities surrounding a second-language learner. Jo’s career in bilingual education began in 1974. In 1981, she joined the staff of the Newcomer School in Sacramento. There she developed her brain-based ESL strategies. Her work has garnered national television appearances and awards, including the Presidential Recognition for Excellence in Teaching. Gusman is the author of Practical Strategies for Accelerating the Literacy Skills and Content Learning of Your ESL Students. She is a featured video presenter, including “Multiple Intelligences and the Second Language Learner.” She was recently named a “Distinguished TESOLer” by the TESOL International Association. Currently, she teaches at California State University, Sacramento, and at the Multiple Intelligences Institute at the University of California, Riverside.