Second language reading and literacy development; best practices for preparing preservice and inservice teachers to work with English learners; preservice teachers and the role of reflection in their growth as teachers; preservice teachers and pedagogy that furthers their thinking about issues of diversity; high school reform/restructuring.
Ph.D., Education: Language and Literacy – University of California, Davis – 2001
Awards and Honors
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Awards. 2002.
Title VII Fellow. University of California, Davis. 1997-2000.
Division of Education Fellowship. 1996-1997.
Teacher Education Fellow. University of California, Davis. 1996-1997.
Mentor Teacher. Porterville Public Schools. 1995-1996, 1989-1990.
Bilingual Teacher of the Year Honoree and District Bilingual Teacher of the Year. California Association of Bilingual Education. 1991.
Current Activities and Service
Undergraduate Program Instruction Review Committee. University of California, Davis. 2005.
PACT Scoring Training or Trainers. Northern California. 2005.
PACT Scoring Training, Outside scorers and CSUS faculty. 2005.