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Dana Gastich French

CEO and Lead Consultant
UpRiver Education

Dana Gastich French, affectionately referred to by friends and colleagues as “The Language Professional” is founder and lead consultant for UpRiver Education, an education consulting firm that partners with schools, districts and state agencies in their mission to maximize outcomes for multilingual learners. Inclusive and asset-based approaches to learning and growth are at the heart of her work. Her presentation style is known for generating ideas and aha’s through story, metaphor and creative connections! During her two decades in education, she has served as an ESL/bilingual teacher, instructional coach and district-level administrator. Ms Gastich French co-authored the text Teaching English LanguageLearners: Content and Language in Secondary Classrooms. She lives in NH with her husband, three children, pup and tortoise. Check out to learn more and find out how you can reach out to bring Dana to your district.

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Events featuring Dana Gastich French
Events featuring Dana Gastich French