Daria Witt, partner and co-founder of ElevatED Learning Services, has worked in the field of immigrant education for 23 years.
Most recently, Daria was the Director of Professional Development for the Internationals Network for Public Schools, a non-profit organization whose mission is to create, network and improve schools for recent immigrant students. Serving in that position for 11 years, Daria created Internationals’ professional development program from the ground up, developing and facilitating several dozen workshops every year, writing and compiling multiple professional development resource guides, documenting and collecting exemplary curriculum, running the network’s professional development conferences, and documenting the successful model in serving immigrant students that Internationals is known for. Daria also helped to start and run the consulting practice within Internationals that serves schools and districts around the country who are interested in improving and rethinking their curriculum and instruction for English Learners. Prior to working at Internationals, Daria was a History and ESL teacher at both the middle and high school levels. Before teaching, Daria worked as a Research Associate for Professor Kenji Hakuta at Stanford University and for the Stanford Center for the Study on Race and Ethnicity on a variety of projects related to the educational needs of language and racial minority students.
Daria received her BA in Social Anthropology from Harvard University and an MA in Education from Stanford University. She is fluent in French and Spanish and conversant in Italian.