Keynote and Performances
Thank you, Dr. Wright, and our talented student performers for making the 2016 Language Conference a success.

Wayne E. Wright, Ph.D.




Dr. Wayne E. Wright is a Professor and the Barbara I. Cook Chair of Literacy and Language at Purdue University. Dr. Wright's research related to language and educational policies, programs, and instruction for English language learners and other language minority students has been published widely in books and leading academic journals. He is Co-Editor of the Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, Editor of the Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement, and Co-Editor of the Bilingual Education and Bilingualism book series (Multilingual Matters). Dr. Wright is the author of Foundations for Teaching English Language Learners: Theory, Research, Policy, Practice (2nd ed, Caslon, 2015), co-author of Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism (6th Ed., Multilingual Matters, 2017), and co-editor of the Handbook of Bilingual and Multilingual Education (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015). He has many years of experience teaching in bilingual (Khmer) and ESL classrooms with students from kindergarteners to adults. Dr. Wright was a Fulbright Scholar in Cambodia in 2009. In 2016 he was the recipient of the Charles A. Ferguson Award for Outstanding Scholarship.

Student Performers

Riverside Park Roadrunner Choir (San Antonio ISD)
A Bailar Folklorico (Alamo Heights ISD)
Mead Elementary Choir (Northside ISD)