Dori McCormack is the Director of the SABES Professional Development (PD) Center for ESOL. As Director, she leads a team of consultants in developing and providing online and face-to-face standards-based professional development for ABE/ESOL teachers throughout Massachusetts.
Prior to this role, she worked for the SABES-West Regional PD Center for over ten years on ABE/ESOL curriculum development, assessment, workforce development, advising, and ABE-to-college-transitions. She has an MA in Applied Linguistics and over 20 years of experience in the ABE/ESOL field. Her work has included teaching in a variety of venues, from community based programs to college writing classes; managing the education program in a correctional facility; educating ESOL teachers in both Massachusetts and Cuba; and presenting at state and national conferences.
Dori was one of the writers on both the Massachusetts Adult Basic Education Curriculum Framework for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 2004-2005 revising team and for the 2014 Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of
Adult English Speakers of Other Languages.