John F. Hilliard
John has devoted his professional career to bringing parity to the field of education, hence the origin of the name Paridad. His 25 years in education have spanned a range of roles from an award-winning bilingual teacher, to a university instructor providing teachers with strong research-based foundations in the field of language minority education, to his current position as a national professional developer recognized for his innovative approaches. John has focused on developing programs and approaches that effectively integrate technology for language and content learning. He is especially interested in protocols to support innovation in teaching and learning. Through Paridad, John is pushing himself and others to look beyond traditional confines of the classroom to expand the possibilities of personal and professional learning.
From boyhood Leonardo served as an example of how an individual, through creative expression, can change the world.
This image captures how a single type of organism, the humble beetle, can be so spectacular in it's rich and colorful variation.
Another hero who embodies how an individual through his self-searching was able to lead our country through one of it's darkest periods.
- Technology & Language Learning
- Language Development Standards
- Program Design & Development
- Curriculum Design & Development
Presenter, facilitator, consultant
Adjunct graduate level instructor and coordinator of adjunct instructors
Teacher, ESL & bilingual (Spanish), grades K-8
Grant writer with 95% funding rate
M. Ed., General/Bilingual, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1989
B.A., Fine Arts, University of California at Berkeley, 1983
English as a Second Language
- New York State Bilingual Teacher of the Year, New York State Association for Bilingual Education, 1990-91
- Multinational and Comparative Education Scholarship, University of the State of New York, 1991
- Children's Literature Institute Scholar, Spanish Ministry of Education, 1991