Allison Balter & Sarah Ottow

Allison Balter & Sarah Ottow

Allison Balter, Founding Principal of ENLACE Academy, has worked in education for ten years and has been a teacher and school leader working with English Language Learners in elementary, middle, and high school for the past seven. She also served as the ELL Director for a network of turnaround schools in Massachusetts. She is inspired every day by the students and families she works with and the phenomenal team of educators at ENLACE. Sarah Ottow, Founder and Director of Confianza: Equity, Language & Literacy, supports ENLACE’s design and growth as an ELL professional learning coach. She is inspired by the systemic practices at ENLACE and shares far and wide how any school can accelerate academic language through a culturally responsive, student-centered approach.