Marybelle Marrero-Colón

Associate Director of Professional Development

In her 38 years as an educator, inclusion specialist, program coordinator, administrator, and professional developer, Marybelle has acquired experience within the fields of ESL, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Special Education, Special Education instruction and evaluation, Content Area instruction, and Professional Development. She has adjuncts at various colleges and universities in teacher preparation programs. These include, but are not limited to, Central Connecticut State University, College of New Rochelle, College of Mount Saint Vincent, and the University of Maryland-Baltimore Campus. At the current time, Marybelle is the Associate Director of Professional Development Relations for CAL. 

For the Center for Applied Linguistics, she has provided coaching, workshops, and presentations for schools, districts, national conferences, and various education-based organizations on topics involving Bilingual Students, English Learners, Dually-identified students, and Second Language Acquisition. Marybelle has a B.A. in Psychology & Spanish Language & Literature, an M.A. in Bilingual Special Education, and an M.S. in Administration & Supervision with a specialty in professional development. She is also a US Department of Education Title VII Fellow in Bilingual Special Education. In her spare time, Marybelle is an avid reader, cook, and crafter.