On The Newcomer Student:  "I found this resource offers information and strategies for methodically teaching, supporting and strengthening positive behaviour in the classroom. Hands-on ideas for evolving positive relations, establishing classroom etiquette, setting behavioural expectations, providing explicit instruction in social skills and setting fair consequences are applicable when supporting the newcomer student (and, importantly, his/her family) who may not yet be familiar with classroom expectations."

- International Review of Education


“Louise’s knowledge and experience working with Newcomer students from all over the world is expansive and authentic. She is an innovator with the ability to take theory, and transform that into practice, which is effective and robust...the results being students' steady growth.”

–Dr. Margaret Rohan, Adapting Content to Empower English Language Learning Student

“As an educator with extensive experience working in classrooms with students from various backgrounds, Louise shares her outcome oriented, insightful and practical approach to supporting the academic and social success of Newcomer and ELL students.

–Dr. Taylor Tribble, President, EduSkills



"Wonderful.  Great speaker.  Beautiful integration of activities and anecdotes.  Well done!" @ State Title III Directors Conference, Hollywood, CA

"Louise is a very engaging speaker on a timely topic.  This is helpful information that was actually useful for my classroom!" @RMEC, Denver, CO

Thank you for all the information and resources. You were one of the highlights of this conference! @COSA Conference, Eugene, OR

Best professional development related to Newcomers I’ve ever been to. Thank you! @CASE Convention, Breckenridge, CO


"This was the most useful Professional Development of the entire year!" @ Place Bridge Academy

"Great information and resources!" @ Keystone AEA, Iowa

Thank you so much!  I greatly appreciate all your support and help.  I am excited to see how much my ELL students have grown this year! -Teacher, Isabella Bird Community School

Highly knowledgeable facilitator! -Administrator, BUENO Summer Institute