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Nancy K. French

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Nancy French, PhD is an educator with over 30 years of experience. She has been studying the employment and supervision of paraprofessionals in education for nearly 20 years.

In 1994, French founded the Paraprofessional Research Center (The PAR²A Center) at the University of Colorado Denver, where she served as executive director until 2006. The Center, part of the School of Education and Human Development, promotes professional development for paraprofessionals who support the learning of students with various educational needs (special education, learning English as a second language/ELL, and literacy and/or math remediation, etc.). She was also research professor at the School of Education and Human Development until retiring in 2006.

French has used the findings of her research on the employment and supervision of paraprofessionals in education to develop a statewide training system for paraeducators in Colorado. She consults with school districts to set up systems that maintain high standards for paraprofessional-professional teams.

She has published over 50 articles and chapters, mostly on the topic of paraprofessionals. For National Professional Resources, Inc./Dude Publishing, she wrote the laminated reference guides, Paraeducator’s Resource Guide, and A Guide to the Supervision of Paraeducators. She is also a featured presenter in training video, Paraeducators: Quality Supervision & Training, produced by NPR, Inc.

 


Our Authors:

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Aldrich, Seth Fisher, Douglas Larson, Garth Radziewicz, Christine K.
Argiro, Sue French, Nancy K. Lasater, Mary Reiff, Henry B.
Ashcroft, Wendy Frey, Nancy Laurent, Amy Renzulli, Joseph
Barrett, Angel Friedlander, Brian S. Lipsky, Dorothy Kerzner Rief, Sandra
Bateman, David Friend, Marilyn Little, Mary Russo, Concetta
Beljung, Jaclyn Gentry, Marcia Lopez, Estee Salovey, Peter
Berkowitz, Marvin Gerlach, Kent Lott, Rufus Sarathy, Padmaja
Besko-Maughan, Christine Gibbon, Thomas Love, Nancy Schaffer, Gary
Brackett, Marc A. Gusman, Jo Marotta, Mike Scully, Jennifer L.
Broun, Leslie Hamblet, Elizabeth C. Martinez, Sylvia Shelton, Claudia Marshall
Casbarro, Joseph Hanson, Helene M. Massie-Lambert, Schenike Shore, Kenneth
Chandler-Olcott, Kelly Hayes, Gillian Maurer, Marvin Spruill, Tony
Church, Ellen Booth Heilbronner, Nancy Mayer, John D. Stern, Robin
Cline, Jenifer Heintzman, Lynn McAvoy, Elizabeth Tenaglia, Phil
Cohen, Jonathan Hierck, Tom McDermott, Carrie Thousand, Jacqueline
Dean, Stacy Pellechia Hinduja, Sameer Middendorf, Cindy Tiegerman, Ellenmorris
Delloso, Angela Hines, Rebecca Moll, Anne Villa, Richard
DeRoche, Edward Hoerr, Thomas Nevin, Ann Villani, Susan
Dieker, Lisa Honigsfeld, Andrea Norlander, Karen Williams, Jacob
Ditrano, Christine Hosaflook, Stephen Oelwein, Patricia Wright, Jim
Dove, Maria Hosp, John Patchin, Justin Wolfe, Pat
Dunkelblau, Ed Hosp, Michelle Peek, Fran
Dunne, Kathy Karten, Toby Pickens, Isaiah
Eaton, Mary Ann Kemp, Karen A. Plain, Francesca
Elias, Maurice Keohane, Joyce Pompei, Vincent
King-Sears, Margaret E. Poole, Sharon
Kluth, Paula Prizant, Barry
Kolb Quinn, AnneMarie
Kolwicz, Kenneth
Kremenitzer, Janet Pickard


About National Professional Resources, Inc.

National Professional Resources (NPR, Inc.) has been a leader in the field of education publishing since 1968. Founded and operated by educators with a deep commitment to the success of all learners, our mission is to provide teachers, administrators, and other school staff with quality tools and resources that will better enable them to help every student achieve success. To this end, we publish books, quick-reference laminated guides, and produce videos by leading voices in the field of education. We also carry thousands of the most in-demand educational resources from other leading publishers and producers, including material for parents and students.

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