Tasha Tropp Laman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Education Lead Faculty - Bremerton
Dr. Tasha Tropp Laman’s research examines the literacy learning of elementary-aged children identified as English Learners in general and multilingual children’s literacy learning opportunities in particular. She is the author of From ideas to words: Writing strategies for English Language Learners published by Heinemann in 2013. She has over 30 articles and book chapters focused on English Learners’ literacy development, critical literacy, and teacher education. Her work has appeared in journals such as The Reading Teacher, Language Arts, Educ. Leadership, Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, English Journal, Equity and Excellence in Education and Research in the Teaching of English, and Talking Points. Her most recent research examines culturally sustaining practices in an early childhood classroom. This collaborative research with a second-grade teacher was supported through the National Council Teachers of English Professional Dyads for Culturally Responsive Teaching (PDCRT). Dr. Tropp Laman supports classroom teachers through professional development in cultivating best practices for facilitating children’s literacies across the languages they speak. She received the 2019 Service Award from Languages and Literacies for All. She serves on the Elementary Section Steering Committee for the National Council of Teachers of English. Dr. Tropp Laman is a former elementary classroom teacher and Peace Corps volunteer where she worked in Belize, Central America as a teacher educator. She teaches in the new Bremerton ECE P-3rd grade endorsement program.