Andy Nash is a Professional Development Specialist at World Education, Inc. She consults with NCTN on various initiatives that involve job-embedded professional development, system-wide change, training of trainers, and resource development.
Andy’s 30 years of experience in adult education includes teaching; staff, program, and curriculum development; and action research. Andy specializes in standards-based instruction, ESOL, learner persistence, workplace education, and the integration of adult education with civic engagement. Her current work includes two OCTAE-funded projects: Networks for Integrating New Americans, an initiative to build the role of adult education providers in immigrant-focused community collaborations, and the National Teacher Effectiveness in Adult Education project, an effort to support the induction and training of new teachers. She also facilitates professional development in the areas of her expertise and directs the New England Literacy Resource Center.
Andy’s publications include Making It Worth the Stay, Findings from the New England Adult Learner Persistence Project (2009), The Civic Participation and Community Action Sourcebook(World Education, 2nd printing, 2002), and Talking Shop: a Curriculum Sourcebook for Participatory Adult ESL (Delta Systems, 1992). Andy has a MAT from the University of Massachusetts, Boston where she subsequently served as adjunct professor in the graduate department of Bilingual/ESOL Studies.