Joni Magee currently is an adjunct professor with Lasell College School of Humanities, Education, Justice & Social Sciences, where she develops and teaches courses related to educational equity and accessibility for students with diverse needs. Previously, she worked at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education - Office of English Language Acquisition as the English Learner/Special Education State Coordinator and RETELL Education Specialist. Over the past two decades, Joni has served in a variety of educational leadership roles focused on sheltered English instruction, bilingual education, cultural competency, tiered systems of support, and teaching & learning for culturally and linguistically diverse students with/without exceptionalties. She consults and presents across the country on the intersections between English language development and special education. Joni received her C.A.G.S. in Special Education for Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students from The George Washington University, Washington, DC and M.Ed. in Elementary Curriculum & Instruction - TELL certificate from Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA and holds multiple educator’s licenses. Joni lives outside of Boston and enjoys spending time with her daughter, Anjelica, visiting farmers' markets and restaurants as they travel, as well as, home gardening, interior design and all things jazz.