Associate Professor, Interim Director Compass 2 Campus
BA, Western Washington University; MEd, Huxley College, Western Washington University, Ph.D. University of Colorado at Boulder.
- Courses Taught: ELL 431 (Second Language Acquisition); ELL 433 (Understanding Bilingual Learners in a Socio-Cultural Context); ELL 434 (Methods And Materials For Teaching Beginning ELLs); ELL 435 (Methods and Materials for Academic Language Proficiency); ELL 436 (Seminar and Practicum for the ELL Endorsement); and EDUC / AMST 413 (Bridging Barriers with Migrant Youth).
- Areas of Emphasis, Special Interest or Research: Bilingual / Multicultural Education, pathways to teaching for bilingual teachers, academic language and literacy development for English learners, teaching for social & environmental justice; supporting students from immigrant / migrant backgrounds.
- Program Director of SEED: Secondary Education for Equity & Diversity, an alternative route to certification for experienced instructional assistants to earn dual endorsements in a content area and ELL / Bilingual Education.
- Director of the Bridges Project: Building Bridges with Migrant Youth, a program dedicated to providing access to higher education in a culturally sustaining approach.