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Bilingual Team Members

The NYC RBERN delivers wide-ranging support to schools, districts and families across NYC. Our team has deep experience in addressing the academic, linguistic, affective and cultural needs of English learners and their families. We are committed to providing comprehensive and quality services to NYC educators, parents and support staff.

Fordham University's Graduate School of Education and its Center for Educational Partnerships, under the leadership of Dean José Luis Alvarado, Ph.D. and Anita Vazquez Batisti, Ph.D., was awarded the contract for the NYC Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network by the New York State Education Department Office of Bilingual Education and World Language Studies. Associate Dean Anita Vazquez Batisti, CEO of the Fordham University Center for Educational Partnerships, oversees RBERN’s activities and initiatives.

Executive Director
Diane Howitt

Administrative Assistant
Sarai Salazar

Resource Specialists

Abby Baruch

Deirdre Danaher

Sara Martinez

Francisco Garcia-Quezada


Elsie Cardona Berardinelli

Aileen Colón

Lorraine Estrada

Fausto Salazar