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Andrea O’Brien is an ESOL instructor and administrator and was one of the first recipients of the MA licensure in Adult Education. She has worked on the development of the MA Adult Education Curriculum Frameworks for ESOL, the MA English Language Proficiency Standards (MA ELPS), and the revised Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult Speakers of Other Languages (2021). She has provided presentations to the field of Adult Education through SABES, MATSOL, and TESOL, on topics related to methods and strategies for teaching ESOL to adults. Coaching and evaluation of teachers is another area of specialty.