Emeritas, California World Language Project (CWLP), Stanford University Graduate School of Education
Dr. Duarte Silva recently retired as the Executive Director of the California World Language Project (CWLP) in the Stanford University Graduate School of Education. The project, designed to strengthen and enhance professional development opportunities for California's language educators, currently has seven regional sites at campuses of the California State University, independent colleges and universities, and county offices of education. Duarte was responsible for providing leadership to the Project’s programs statewide, as well as, for overseeing the evaluating of the programs outcomes implemented in each of the sites.
As a member of the California Curriculum Commission, Duarte chaired the Foreign Language Subject Matter Committee and was a member of several other committees that advises the State Board of Education on a variety of language related issues. Duarte was recently appointed by the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction to serve as a member of the Professional Development English Learner Advisory Committee and has served as Chair of the Recruitment and Retention Committee for Language Educators for the New Visions in Action Committee that established the ACTFL National Teacher of the Year. He also was a member of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Foreign Language Standards’ Committee and the ACTFL Board of Directors.
Duarte speaks Portuguese and Spanish and has taught Portuguese in high school early in his career.