About Us


Founded in 2015 by Sarah Ottow, Confianza is Boston-based consulting organization with the mission of advancing achievement, equity and opportunity for multilingual/bilingual students through professional learning partnerships with schools. 

Confianza manifests its meaning in Spanish (mutual respect + trust) with roots in teacher research that starts with students’ strengths and funds of knowledge (Gonzalez, Moll, & Amanti, 2005; Moll, 1992). Read more about The Confianza Way.

  • We provide evidence-based tools and resources for reaching, teaching and nurturing ELLs using an inquiry-based approach (Confianza’s Action Cycle) that make professional learning practical and personalized for immediate application in the classroom
  • We address systemic issues of equity and access by encouraging continuous reflection of educators’ belief systems and promoting strong professional learning communities for teachers and leaders that model transparency of practice and 21st century teaching and learning

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Contact Confianza

To inquire about professional learning and consulting services from Confianza, please contact us at:

Phone: (617) 419-0089
Mail: PO Box 95, Ashland MA 01721
Twitter: @ELL_Confianza  Facebook: ELLconfianza