Dorothy McCormack is an expert in English language teaching, professional development, and standards-based education. She has extensive experience working with adult English learners in a variety of venues in the United States and abroad. Her professional development work focuses on culturally responsive teaching; curriculum development; assessment; contextualized, communicative language instruction; and applying principles of second language acquisition to English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) teaching practice.
McCormack is the director of the SABES ESOL Curriculum & Instruction Professional Development Center at EDC. She leads a talented team of subject matter experts, instructional designers, coaches, teachers, and program directors in providing high-quality professional development to ESOL practitioners throughout Massachusetts.
McCormack contributed to the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult Speakers of Other Languages and the Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education. For eight years, she led the SABES ESOL Curriculum & Instruction Professional Development Center at Quinsigamond Community College.
McCormack received her MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and her BS in Nutrition from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.