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Plenary Speaker

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Wessam Abdelaziz

Kalamazoo Public Schools & Western Michigan University

Wessam Abdelaziz is a native of Alexandria, Egypt and currently serving as coordinator of English as a Second Language (ESL) and World Languages at Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS). Wessam received his B.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Alexandria University, Egypt in 2006. After two years of teaching in Egypt, he was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship hosted by The University of Connecticut.  He continued his educational journey with two graduate degrees; one in Applied Linguistics and another in Evaluation, Measurement, and Research and now finishing up his doctoral program at Western Michigan University. He has teaching experiences in the US and internationally that range from elementary to college level. Before coming to KPS, Wessam had the pleasure of working in different institutions like Western Michigan University, Middlebury College, the University of Utah, Kalamazoo College, and the Center for Applied Linguistics in D.C. He is married and has two sons. He enjoys playing and coaching soccer.