Alternate ACCESS for English Language Learners

Jessica Wohlferd, Program Manager
Alternate ACCESS for ELLs™

Jessica Wohlferd serves as the principal communication channel between Alternate ACCESS for ELLs™ participating school districts, supporting researchers, and the WIDA development leadership team. She develops and maintains project plans, the program's scope of work, and ensures the implementation of the Alternate ACCESS for ELLs™ project relative to timelines, quality standards and budget. Additionally, Jessica facilitates meetings, workshops, and training sessions for stakeholder staff and committees.

Jessica holds a BA in Spanish Language and Education and an AA in Electronics Technology. Prior to working at UW-Madison, she taught middle school ESL and Bilingual Education, high school Spanish, and is an elementary classroom Special Education and ELL volunteer tutor.

Contact Information:, 608-263-4258

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