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Lydia Breiseth is Director of Colorín Colorado, the nation’s leading website for educators and families of English language learners, which is based at PBS station in Washington, DC and reaches more than 3 million unique visitors a year. In this role, she manages content development, multimedia production, and outreach. She also manages collaboration with Colorín Colorado’s founding partner, the American Federation of Teachers, as well as with the National Education Association. Ms. Breiseth has presented at numerous national conferences and published articles and blog posts on a variety of topics on behalf of Colorín Colorado, and she wrote the foreword to Corwin’s bestselling publication, Unlocking English Learners’ Potential: Making Content Accessible. She also won a Michigan Emmy Award for Colorín Colorado’s documentary about two sister schools in Dearborn, Michigan, You Are Welcome Here: Supporting the Social and Emotional Health of Newcomer Immigrants. A graduate of Cornell University, Ms. Breiseth spent a year in Ecuador teaching English to graduate students with the educational exchange program WorldTeach. She lives in Arlington, VA with her husband and daughter.