Additional Qualifications

Holly Dilatush

~ further contact information provided as necessary [see profile on LinkedIn.com, too] ~ 

Recent Relevant Experience / supporting evidence of my character:

  • Co-moderator and mentor, six-week online professional development Electronic Village Online, Teachers/Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Process Drama in TESOL, 2007 –
  • Participant in Charlottesville, Virginia’s Dialogue on Race series, 2010
  • Participant, facilitator, consultant, instructor: online English language learning and professional development/networking sites using Skype voice chats, interactive whiteboards, various web-conferencing tools, Twitter, Moodle course management systems and other platforms, more, 2003 –
  • Producer, storyteller, Charlottesville Public Access TV program, Tales from Around the World, 2008
  • Facilitator, weekly English Conversation group, International Center, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 2007
  • Board member, Virginia Association for Adult and Continuing Education (VAACE), 2006—2007
  • Project Coordinator for pilot blended distance learning program, 2005–2007
  • Successfully completed TESOL’s Principles and Practices of Teaching ESL Online Certificate, 2007
  • Developed curriculum, piloted successful English conversation class designed specifically for older adult Beginning English students, The Catholic University of Korea, 2005
  • Developed, promoted, implemented Dialogue Café, an intentional space and time for adult ESOL learners to meet and converse with native English speaking community members, providing opportunities to improve listening, speaking, and intercultural communications, 2003 – 2006 [ongoing]
  • Presented, invited to present at several regional, state and international conferences: regarding Dialogue Café, Volunteering programs, Distance Learning initiatives, Technology tools, Drama in TESOL,  more, 2004 –
  • Volunteer Coordinator for Charlottesville City Schools Adult Education program, instituted orientation/information sessions for incoming volunteers, drafted program’s first Volunteer Handbook, coordinated volunteer recruitment, retention and recognitions. Program’s volunteer database grew from 19 to over 75, 2003—2007
  • Adult Education instructor experience: PreGED, GED; adult ESOL: Workplace, Conversation, Drama, Pronunciation, Writing, Citizenship, Intensive English, English for Specific Purposes, more, 2001 –
  • ESOL Co-Teacher, Albemarle County Schools, K -5th grade ESOL, 2002–2003
  • Volunteer: International Rescue Committee, Literacy Volunteers, Dialogue on Race initiative, CPA-TV, food pantry, University of Virginia’s Teaching Resource Center, International Center, more, 2000 –
  • Published: poetry, various articles about lesson planning, best practices in online language learning, using volunteers, classroom conversation activities, professional development, 1998 –
  • Served in various capacities on multiple community, school, and professional organization committees,  1988 –

                        “When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of  my vision                                 then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.          ~Audre Lorde

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