Elvira Pichardo-Delacour is a 6th - 8th grade instructional specialist at Churchville Middle School in Elmhurst, IL. Pichardo has a Master’s degree in bilingual education grades 1-6 from Hunter College -The City University of New York, and is working on her master's in educational leadership. She serves on the School Leadership Team and the School Improvement Team. She has worked in both urban and suburban school districts and in elementary and middle schools. She has worked predominantly with emergent bilingual students, focusing on instructional strategies, curriculum development, and language acquisition.