Patsy Egan, PhD
Patsy Egan is the director of ATLAS, housed in the Hamline University School of Education. She holds a BA in Russian Language from the University of Nebraska, as well as an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language and a PhD in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Minnesota. Her teaching and research focuses on literacy development and teacher education for adult learners, including adult basic education and English as a Second Language. She is a frequent national conference presenter, invited trainer and author, largely in the area of low-literacy adult ESL.
As director of ATLAS, Patsy collaborates with Minnesota Department of Education staff on multiple projects focused on identifying, planning, designing, and evaluating the training and professional development needs of ABE/ESL administrators, teachers, and support services staff across the state. Patsy also develops and facilitates workshops for practitioners in the four regions of the MN professional development system on topics including: English language instruction, second language acquisition, literacy development, multilevel classrooms, visual literacy, classroom management, teacher collaborative inquiry, and other areas.
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