Rebecca Bergey

Principal Researcher

Rebecca Bergey is a principal researcher in the Center for English Language Learners at AIR. Her primary responsibilities include designing curriculum, facilitating professional development, and conducting research that supports the education of English language learners and dual language learners. She has over a decade of experience working with multilingual students, as both a National Board Certified secondary ESL teacher and trainer/coach of pre-service and in-service teachers.

Most recently, she has worked on both implementation and research related to innovative forms of teacher professional development, including video-based coaching and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). She is bilingual in English and Spanish, and participated in a one year Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship in Xalapa, Mexico. Her publications include articles in International Multilingual Research Journal, Hispanic Journal of Behavior Sciences, Linguistics and Education, and Applied Linguistics.

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Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Virginia; M.Ed., Secondary Education, George Washington University; B.A., American Studies/Spanish, Franklin and Marshall College