Ester de Jong is the Director of the School of Teaching and Learning and Professor in ESOL/Bilingual Education at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.  Prior to coming to the University of Florida, she worked with Spanish-English and Brazilian-Portuguese bilingual programs as the Assistant Director for Bilingual Education and ESL programs in Massachusetts. Her research focuses on equity and integration in the context of dual language education and preparing teachers to work with bilingual learners in K-12 schools.  Her book, Foundations of Multilingualism in Education: From Policy to Practice published by Caslon Publishing, considers a principled approach to school, program, and classroom decision-making for multilingual learners.  Dr. de Jong was President of TESOL International Association (2017-2018).