Louise El Yaafouri is an author and independent consultant in refugee and immigrant newcomer education. She has extensive experience as a newcomer educator, professional development facilitator, and researcher. Specializations include mitigating culturally sensitive trauma, encouraging best practices in newcomer instruction, and cultivating authentic EL parent engagement opportunities. Louise works closely with global and local refugee resettlement entities and consults with schools and other organizations around healthy newcomer integration. She delivers keynotes and leads professional development sessions in the U.S. and internationally.
Louise has contributed to various publications and is the author of two books: The Newcomer Student: An Educator’s Guide to Aid Transition (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2016) and The Newcomer Fieldbook: A Workbook Companion to The Newcomer Student (Sidon Press, 2017).