Janet Isserlis has worked with adult immigrant and refugee since 1980. She works with adult literacy practitioners and learners to expand professional learning opportunities, and to support teaching and learning for adults across the state. She also works with Brown student programs combining literacy, adult learning and the arts.
In addition to classroom work, she is a co-author of Making Connections: A Literacy and EAL Curriculum from a Feminist Perspective, author of a number of articles about language/literacy learning, assessment and practitioner research, and a 1999-2000 Literacy Leadership fellow of the National Institute for Literacy. Janet facilitates teacher education workshops at educational and regional sites as well as national adult education meetings and conferences. She completed a Master's degree in English as a second language and cross-cultural studies at Brown in 1991, and holds a teaching degree from the Rhode Island School of Design.