About Me​​


I am Sugely (soo-heh-lee), a parent, teacher, and leader of multilingual learners with over 15 years
of experience.

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In this space, I share resources and ideas that I have accumulated through my personal and professional experience. More specifically, my experience as an English language learner, educator, leader, and parent.

I believe that the importance of learning a language is well-supported when a child’s language development is encouraged, celebrated, and recognized as part of their identity.
Sugely Solano

Multilingual parent

As a parent raising multilingual learners, Sugely understands the joys and challenges of nurturing language development and cultural connections. Her journey includes guiding my children on their path to bilingualism and navigating the US school system to ensure their academic success.

A lifelong learner

Sugely considers herself a lifelong English language learner. She migrated to the US at the age of 12. This experience allowed her to learn English as a second language, which she cherished and loves to share.

Professional experience

As an ESOL Teacher Coordinator, she leads and advocates for bilingual and English-language learners in the Brandywine School District. She also guided, supported, and advocated for her children in a Spanish dual-language immersion school.

Recent and Upcoming Presentations

2024 WIDA Conference | October 15 & 16, 2024
State of Delaware Multilingual Learner Conference | April 17, 2024
Wilmington University English Learner Literacy Instruction Presentation | November 17, 2022


Graduations, Awards & Publications

August 25, 2023

Honored Listee Marquis Who’s Who

Recognized as a distinguished professional in the educational field, known for my expertise, and trusted as a credible voice.

August 25, 2023
May 15, 2023

Educational Doctorate Degree

Awarded the Richard L. Venezky Award for Creative Research in Literacy at the 2023 Celebration of Excellence.

May 15, 2023
May 15, 2023

Richard L. Venezky Award for Creative Research

Awarded the Richard L. Venezky Award for Creative Research in Literacy at the 2023 Celebration of Excellence.

May 15, 2023
November 29, 2021

Featured in the National Education Association

Featured in NEA publication “Why Pronouncing Students’ Names Correctly is So Important”

November 29, 2021
January 1, 2008

ESOL Coordinator

Current coordinator supporting programming and implementation of multilingual learners in Brandywine School District. 2008 to present.

January 1, 2008

More about Dr. Sugely Solano | Multilingual Learner Advocate

Dr. Sugely Solano is a remarkable individual whose journey as a parent, educator, and leader in multilingual education has left an indelible mark on the lives of countless students and their families. Her unwavering commitment to fostering multilingualism and empowering learners of diverse linguistic backgrounds shines through her work and advocacy efforts.

With a deep-rooted passion for supporting and nurturing multilingual learners, Dr. Solano’s career has revolved around ensuring that language instruction is accessible to students in K-12 schools. Her collaborative spirit has enabled her to work closely with educators, creating comprehensive language instruction programs that cater to students’ diverse linguistic needs. Through this collaboration, she has been instrumental in bridging language barriers and providing opportunities for students to thrive in multilingual environments.

Dr. Solano’s dedication extends beyond the classroom. Her advocacy for multilingual learners goes hand in hand with her commitment to supporting students, parents, teachers, and educational leaders. She firmly believes that building a strong support system around multilingual learners is pivotal to their academic success. To that end, she has advocated for creating resources and networks that bring these stakeholders together.

At the heart of her advocacy is her online resource hub, raisinglanguagelearners.com. This hub is a central platform where parents, teachers, and leaders of multilingual learners can find a wealth of information, guidance, and educational resources. Dr. Solano’s mission is clear: to equip this community with the tools to champion multilingualism, ensuring that students have the support and resources they require to excel in their educational journeys.

Dr. Solano’s work is more than a career; it’s a calling. Her passion, dedication, and advocacy efforts have created ripples of positive change in the lives of multilingual learners and their families. She stands as an inspiration, showcasing the transformative power of a committed educator and advocate in the world of multilingual education. Dr. Sugely Solano’s story is one of tireless dedication, innovation, and the unwavering belief that language is a bridge to knowledge and success.

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