About the President
Dr. Loretta Helms graduated from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York with a Master of Arts and a Master of Education in T.E.S.O.L. and a Doctorate of Education in International Education Development. For the past 30 years she has worked in the T.E.S.O.L. field in various capacities including, classroom teacher, district and regional director of English language learner (ELL) programs, consultant, and professional developer.
In 2014 Dr. Helms launched the New York State-based company, ELL Professional Services LLC. As a vendor with the New York City Department of Education, the company is contracted by individual schools to provide professional developement in English as a new language (ENL) and assist with other ELL program-related services. Additionally, ELL Professional Services LLC is a New York State-approved Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) sponsor.
ELL Professional Services LLC is a comprehensive professional development company that promotes teacher excellence and student achievement. We provide an array of professional learning opportunities to enable educators to address the diverse needs of the whole child. As an approved CTLE sponsor, our goal is to assist educators in fulfilling the requirement of New York State Education Deparment to earn 100 CTLE credit hours within a five year period.