Myriam Augustin is presently a Resource Specialist at the NYS Language RBERN at New York University. She has many years of experience in the field of education in the U.S., southern and West Africa, and Haiti. Her expertise encompasses bilingual and ESL/EFL education, teacher education and training, international education, elementary education, girls’ education, youth and parent development, and educational research. She has held various positions at the NYC Department of Education. She has taught at several universities, including: Seton Hall University, NJ; City College of CUNY; Teachers College, Columbia University; and Hunter College of CUNY. She has been a director of programs for several American international NGOs in many countries in West Africa. As an educational leader, she has co-developed early childhood programs in southern Africa. As part of the CUNY/Haiti initiative, Ms. Augustin has taught at two public universities in Haiti. She is also a respected leader in the NY Haitian community, for her advocacy for immigrant students and their families. Ms. Augustin holds two Masters Degrees from the Bank Street College of Education and is completing an Ed. D. in International Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.