Suzanna McNamara

Suzanna McNamara is responsible for the development of the Bridges curriculum and the professional development associated with it. She has been working closely with and advocating for SIFE and other students with low native language literacy at Bronx International for the past nine years, hired specifically to address the instructional needs of English language learners unable to access their content classes. She has worked with small groups of these students in a separate class with targeted language and literacy instruction, and she has co-planned and team taught in the larger content classes of Science, Social Studies, and Math. The NYC DOE supported a sabbatical semester for Ms. McNamara during Spring 2011 for the sole purpose of developing the Bridges curriculum.