Maria del Rosario (Charo) Basterra

Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium
: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium

Charo is an educational psychologist with over 30 years of experience on issues related to educational evaluation, English Learners, family engagement, multicultural education, and early childhood education. At MAEC, Ms. Basterra provides day to day supervision of MAEC’s programmatic and evaluation activities. She also assists the President in overseeing fiscal affairs. In addition, she provides technical assistance to SEAs, LEAs, and schools to promote the academic achievement of English Learners, K-12. Ms. Basterra has edited several books, including Cultural Validity in Assessment: Addressing Linguistic and Cultural Diversity published by Routledge. Previously, she worked at the Smithsonian Institution as Manager of Multicultural Programs and at the Organization of American States where she conducted studies on Preschool Education in Latin America. Ms. Basterra holds a B.A. from Catholic University in Lima, Peru and a M.A. in Education from Temple University. She was a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship.

Resource to be presented: Reaching and Teaching English Learners, Newcomer Students, and English Learners with Disabilities During the Pandemic (webinar from the Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium (MAEC))