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Thanks very much for visiting my website. I am professor of education at Boston College's Lynch School of Education and Human Development and chair of the Teaching, Curriculum, and Society department. Before earning a doctorate and joining BC, I had multiple roles supporting the education of multilingual learners. I was a 3rd and 4th grade dual language teacher (Spanish and English), a bilingual resource teacher (K-12), an education specialist for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and a research scientist for CAST.
As a Spanish-English bilingual and biliterate educational researcher, I am focused on three broad areas: 1) How language and literacy develop among bilingual learners; 2) What goes on in classrooms where multiple languages are spoken; and 3) Designing and evaluating instructional frameworks that support teachers to recognize and include the languages and lived experiences of their students. To those ends, I have a number of ongoing projects. Click on the headers of each for more detailed overviews.