Dr. Brandee Mau,
Dual Language Specialist with MEDLI
Please join us in celebrating Brandee Mau in her new role as a Dual Language Specialist with the Avant MORE Learning team! Brandee will continue to serve as a German Rater Manager while bringing her wealth of experience in Dual Language Immersion to the newly formed MORE Effective Dual Language Immersion (MEDLI) team.
Brandee is a talented and experienced language professional with an impressive background in education and linguistics. Her career has focused on fostering potential in language students and improving language learning outcomes through effective teaching and assessment strategies.
Before joining the Avant team Brandee spent eight years as a German and Russian Dual Language Immersion Director in Utah. Prior to that, Brandee was a high school German teacher and district curriculum facilitator in Wyoming for 16 years. Throughout her career, Brandee committed to developing effective language learning strategies, creating innovative curriculum, and coaching language teachers of all grades.
Brandee played a significant role in multiple state standards revisions and served on state and national language association boards and committees. She worked to align proficiency and course expectations, ensuring that her students received a high-quality language education that prepared them for success in the 21st century. She was also involved in the College Board committee responsible for developing and launching the revised AP German Language and Culture exam.
Her expertise in language assessment has been instrumental in the further development of the Avant STAMP WS test, an accurate and accessible assessment for less commonly tested languages.
When she’s not working, Brandee enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, planning and enjoying new adventures, and working in her flower beds. Her passion for language and education is truly inspiring and she is a valued member of the Avant team. Reach out to Brandee to help us welcome her.