The ITE Workgroup was founded in September 2019, with a mandate to create a national effort to professionalize interpreting and translation in education.
Since then, we have been systematically growing the organization through the foundation of an initial steering committee which, through a consensus process, created an Admin Committee and five Working Committees with Co-Chairs and Members. These committees formed in March and April, 2020, despite the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our Committees are described below. If you are interested in joining our effort and volunteering for a committee, please click here to apply for committee membership.
The Leadership Committee
The Leadership Committee includes all Committee Co-Chairs and members of the Admin Committee.
It functions as the interim leadership body until the ITE Workgroup incorporates as a legal entity.
The Admin Committee
Holly Ann Silvestri
The Admin Committee provides oversight and coordinates the overall work of the ITE Workgroup. The Admin Committee is an interim leadership committee helping transition the ITE Workgroup to formal organizational status.
The Job Task Analysis Committee
Conduct a national analysis of the duties, responsibilities, and working conditions of interpreters and translators who provide language and communication access in education to students and their families, and to offer guidance based on the results.
Communication and Outreach Committee
We work with other committees across ITE Workgroup to inform a wide range of audiences in the U.S. and worldwide about our work.
We are committed to creating communications that engage and inform various audiences and that promote our work.
Ethics and Standards Committee
To lead a national analysis of existing code of ethics and standards of practices in education for Interpreters and Translators, and offer recommendations to the ITE Workgroup towards the adoption of a code of ethics and standards of practices tailored to the professional responsibilities of Interpreters and Translators in education in the United States.
Best Practices Committee
Our mission is to gather, analyze, create and disseminate best practices for interpreting and translation in education, to be included in guidelines, recommendations and other media forms for use by stakeholders, as the profession evolves.
Bylaws and Governance Committee
Form the structural framework of the ITE Workgroup to which members and internal committees can refer for guidance on significant aspects of the organization, including but not limited to, leadership, decision-making processes, and composition of committees through collaboration and feedback from the Leadership Committee, Work-Committees, and the ITE Workgroup, when appropriate.