Kelli Popper


Kelli is currently a reading specialist with the student support team at Interamerican Academy in Guayaquil, Ecuador where she teaches literacy to English language learners and students with learning differences. She formerly held the position of learning support specialist at the American School of Guatemala. Prior to that, she was a classroom teacher in both first and second grades in both Guatemala and the United States. She has been in the field of education for 18 years. Kelli received her B.A. from the University of Northern Colorado and her M.A. in Education from Regis University as well as certification as both a reading specialist and a linguistically diverse educator.

Supporting ELL Students through the use of Direct Instruction.


In this session, we will learn the basics of Direct Instruction and how it supports our ELLstudents. We will learn what it is, why it's beneficial, the research behind it, and best practices.