Terri Brady-Méndez entered the field of English as a New Language and Bilingual Education in 1990, ENL/Bilingual teacher, Program Coordinator, as a Bilingual Resource Specialist for the Suffolk Bilingual Education Technical Assistance Center for over 10 years. From 2006-2017, Terri was Program Administrator for ENL/Bilingual Programs at Eastern Suffolk BOCES, in which she oversaw four State and federally funded programs devoted to the education of English Language Learners.
Terri served as president of New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages in 2005-06 and was a principal writer/contributor for three NYSED publications on The Teaching of Language Arts to Limit English Proficient/English Language Learners. She also served on the NYS Board of Regents Committee responsible for reviewing the National Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, and served on the NYSED Teacher Certification Committee charged with revising the English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Content Area Test. Terri received her M.S. Ed. from Hofstra University, and is permanently certified in ESOL and in Social Studies with a Bilingual Education extension, as well as School District Administrator. She is fluent in English and Spanish, having lived in the Dominican Republic for three years prior to entering the field of education. Terri is currently retired and devotes much of her time to volunteer work with organizations that support and advocate for our immigrant community on Long Island.