Kate Moran is the Director of Adult Language and Communication as well as a professional development specialist at the Center for Applied Linguistics. Under Adult Language and Communication Kate directs the English for Heritage Language Speakers scholarship program and assists with research and development of adult language projects, including development of CAL’s Plain Language initiative. With the professional development team, Kate provides training for PreK-12 educators of multilingual learners. Kate has extensive experience working with teachers of multi-lingual learners from the PK-12 level, through adults. Kate was an elementary ESOL teacher in Fairfax County Public Schools, where she served as the ESOL representative on the math and literacy teams, as well as on the family engagement committee. Prior to her work in FCPS, Kate taught in the TELL certificate program for Loyola University Maryland. She has also taught in the English Language Center and bridge program at the University of Denver and in the undergraduate and graduate applied linguistics programs at Georgia State University. In addition, Kate represents CAL on the Public Affairs and Engagement Committee for the American Association for Applied Linguistics. At CAL, Kate consulted on the Ghana Transition to English: Learning Project in partnership with FHI 360 and funded by USAID to create an English language program for children in the first three grades of school. She earned her MA and PhD in applied linguistics at Georgia State University where she specialized in corpus linguistics and discourse analysis, focusing on register variation across disciplines.
Director of Adult Language and Communication