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Melanie Drake is the Global Training and Resources Manager for Pearson Tests of English. Melanie manages the teacher training and Engagement strategy of Pearson’s portfolio of English language assessments. With extensive experience in the education sector as both a teacher and trainer, she has expertise in assessment methodology and course design, ESOL examinations. and qualification development. Her focus in recent years at Pearson has been on professional development – designing, delivering, and scaling teacher training globally.

William Fish is the Regional Development Manager for Pearson PTE Academic and is the founder and president of the Washington International Education Council. He has taught in and directed Intensive English Programs in the United States and Portugal.

This panel is hosted by Anna.

Anna Hearrell is Bridge’s Product Manager. She has developed innovative online programs designed to meet the needs of English language teachers around the world, including a Micro-credential course dedicated to Teaching English as a Global Language. As a teacher training provider, Bridge seeks to empower the global English language teaching community with accessible professional development options, teacher recognition, and advocacy.