Noelia Cortez Benson, M.A.

Noelia is a bilingual educator and school/district leader with a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Texas at Austin. She has thirty years of experience in public education and served as Director of Bilingual/ESL, campus administrator and instructional coach, regional program coordinator and specialist, and bilingual/ESL teacher before retiring and joining the ELLAS team. Noelia has provided high-quality professional development and technical assistance to campuses and districts in the State of Texas and other states. Noelia has devoted her career to enhancing the academic outcomes of English Learners and supporting their families to increase parental involvement in schools. She has supported Texas’ statewide reading and dual language initiatives.