Jill Watson, PhD, is Assistant Professor of EAL & WL Education at St. Olaf College. She consults with schools and state departments of education on EL & SLIFE instruction, and created the RISA oral interaction strategy. She is former president of MinneTESOL, co-founded and continues to co-lead the MinneSLIFE Committee, and helped craft the 2014 LEAPS Act. As part of this award, Jill has designated the MinneSLIFE (the MinneTESOL SLIFE Standing Committee) as the recipient of a $500 donation from MinneTESOL. For more info about their work, please visit the MinneSLIFE Page.