Lakshmi Nayak is the coordinator of the SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Center, working with the ELA team to coordinate the logistics, content, materials, and outreach for ELA PD. She also updates the ELA portion of the SABES website, and provides support to practitioners around the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education for ELA (CCRSAE-ELA). She is passionate about making connections between ideas, content-areas, and people.
Ms. Nayak brings over 25 years of helping people of all ages to explore knowledge, skills, and connections to the world around them in multiple ways, including teaching adult basic education classes in several subjects, coaching university students through cross-cultural internships from M.I.T. to India, teaching middle school science and writing in Roxbury, and teaching English Language Learners in a 4th grade class in Lowell. In the adult education world she has tutored GED students at Bridge Over Troubled Waters in Boston, taught all subjects at Project Hope in Boston, and currently teaches an evening science class at the Cambridge Community Learning Center.