New Neighbors

A community built around education

The IU Southeast School of Education, through its New Neighbors Education Center (NNEC), partners with school districts, parents/guardians, community organizations, businesses, and state entities as they respond to the educational needs of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students/individuals and those learning English as a new language (English Learners, ELs).

Available services (additional as requested and tailored to meet needs):

  • Professional development workshops and seminars for school districts, community organizations, business and industry, and state entities
  • Professional consultation: needs analysis, program design, capacity building, leadership development
  • Family-School partnerships and engagement
  • Networking opportunities to bring community partners together

Recent Professional Development Institutes:

  • Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students with High Abilities/Gifts
  • Teaching English Learners in STEM Subjects
  • Institute for Teaching English Learners in Content Classrooms

Hosted Family Engagement Summit:

  • Relevant and Culturally Inclusive Directions in PK-12 School, Family, Community Partnerships for partners across IN and Kentuckiana

Indiana Campus Compact Grant for Listening to Communities Event

Improving education and community through partnerships, professional development, networking, and research.

Contact Information

Dr. Donna Albrecht

Director of Graduate Studies School of Education
Director of New Neighbors Center
Professor, and Coordinator of Gifted, Talented and High Ability Program

Hillside Hall 20B
(812) 941-2594

Recent Articles

Albrecht, D. (2023). A Framework for Identifying and Supporting English Learners With High Abilities, Gifts, and Talents. In T. Neal (Ed.), Strategies and Considerations for Educating the Academically Gifted (pp. 136-153). IGI Global.

Albrecht, D., Morita-Mullaney, T, Frischkorn, H., & Samuelson, B. (2021). INTESOL policy brief on Indiana House Bill 1001 budget formula for the Non-English Speaking Program p. 66 for the 2022-2024 Biennium. Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Albrecht, D. (2021). The journey from traditional parent involvement to an alliance for empowerment: A paradigm shift. Theory Into Practice.

Suh, E., Hoffman, L, Albrecht, D.L. & Wade, S. (2019). Promoting Student Voice and Choice: Examples from a Secondary EL Classroom Project. Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Journal. 16 (1). DOI.

Albrecht, D.L. (2018). Suggestions for Identifying and Supporting English Learners with High Abilities, Gifts, and Talents. Paper provided to Indiana Department of Education and made available to Indiana schools.

Morita-Mullaney, T. & Albrecht, D.L. (Dec. 2017). English Language Learner (ELL) Preparation for Indiana School Educators: A White Paper. Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (INTESOL)