Position title: International Education & World Languages Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Pam Delfosse serves as the World Language and International Education Consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Ms. Delfosse collaborates with K-16 educational leaders and community stakeholders to support standards and proficiency-based language education and programs designed to build global competence. Her current responsibilities include teacher education program reviews, Global Education Achievement Certificate program management, international program partnerships, and leadership of the world language education standards review and revision process. Ms. Delfosse also works with STARTALK, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), and National Council of State Supervisors for Language to conduct program evaluations, facilitate professional learning, guide instructional design, and support policy and program development. Her work is informed by expertise in less commonly taught language programs and the intersections of heritage, ESL, bilingual and world language education. Ms. Delfosse has a Masters in Educational Policy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a licensed educator of Japanese and English as a Second Language, and has completed Principal and Director of Instruction certification programs at Edgewood College. She believes in the power of language learning to transform and connect lives and communities for the greater good.