About SupportEd About SupportEd

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About SupportEd Who We Serve Our Approach

SupportEd is a woman-owned small business based in Fairfax, VA specializing in solutions for all educators of Multilingual Learners (MLs) across the United States and Canada. Founded by Diane Staehr Fenner, PhD, a former ML teacher and four-time best-selling author, SupportEd offers professional development, personalized coaching, technical assistance, and valuable educator resources.

SupportEd serves school districts, states, and educational organizations seeking to enhance their knowledge of assets-based approaches to working with Multilingual Learners. We pride ourselves on the enduring partnerships we have formed with districts and organizations across the United States and Canada to support Multilingual Learners.

At SupportEd, our team leverages extensive ML teaching, policy, administration, and research expertise to craft customized solutions that fit your ML program’s specific strengths and needs. We see our nation’s ML students as assets and advocate for MLs by positioning them for success in the classroom and beyond.


Why SupportEd?

We bring firsthand classroom and district experience.

Our entire content team has been in the classroom as educators firsthand & knows how to make actionable solutions that are realistic and applicable for the classroom, school, and district.

We build relationships with you.

Receive a high-level of personalized care with our method to form deep connections with our partners.

We provide customized solutions based on your strengths and needs.

Experience our tailor-made solutions to fit each partners’ strengths and needs.

We excel at facilitating hands-on learning.

Immerse your team into “learn-by-doing” workshops with interactive activities, scenarios, and authentic classroom videos.

We make complex research teacher-friendly.

Discover simplified, digestible, easy-to-understand information as our expert team breaks down complex, complicated research strategies.

Framework for Equitable and Excellent ML Education is Driven by our Five Core Beliefs



MLs bring many strengths to the classroom.


MLs learn best when they are taught in a welcoming and supportive climate.


MLs should be taught language and content simultaneously.


MLs benefit when their teachers collaborate to share their expertise.


MLs excel when their teachers leverage advocacy and leadership skills.
Technical Assistance

Rely on our Multilingual Learning experts for research-based content and programmatic solutions. 

Educational Books

Explore how to shift your instructional practice with best-selling books authored by members of the SupportEd team. 

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