Meet our President

Anne Swigard, founder and President of Educational Training Specialists, has been performing staff development for teachers, professional development for teachers and teacher workshop since 1998, at the site, district, state and national levels.  She has trained thousands of teachers in best practices related to the field of second language acquisition, literacy, vocabulary development, and best teaching practices. She has worked with students K-Adult, in Bilingual, Immersion, Dual Language, Structured English Immersion, and English as a Second Language environments, and is a qualified trainer of SIOP™, SDAIE, 6 Traits, and Thinking Maps™. Her original trainings are a synthesis of best practices in every aspect of education, including John Hattie’s research-proven strategies, Robert Marzano’s Classroom Instruction that Works strategies, brain research, integrated curriculum, and research related to second language acquisition. She has lived in four countries and traveled much of North and Central America, Asia, and Europe. Additionally she taught in Korea and Japan for the Department of Defense, and is bilingual in Spanish and English.