Join us Sunday, December 8th at 4:30 p.m. for The Early Link Podcast: Season 1, Episode 9, featuring host Rafael Otto. Listen live at 99.1 FM in the heart of Portland – or online anywhere at

In this week’s episode, host Rafael Otto speaks with Dr. Anya Hurwitz, the executive director of SEAL, a program focused on improving the education experience for English language learners.


Dr. Anya Hurwitz has been a teacher, school leader, and district administrator. She has a doctorate in educational leadership from University of California Berkeley and has been on the SEAL team since 2014. 


SEAL stands for Sobrato Early Academic Language, and is a model that includes curriculum, professional development and technical assistance, so schools and teachers can better meet the needs of English language learners. 


Rafael Otto, Director of Communications, Children’s Institute

~ Thanks to Children’s Institute, working to ensure that every Oregon child has the best start in life ~

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