PhD School of Education, University of California, Davis,
Dissertation: Effective Teaching of Latinx Students in Hope Valley.
Committee: Karen Watson-Gegeo (Chair), Danny Martinez, Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, Chris Faltis.
MA Applied Linguistics Department, University of Massachusetts, Boston, 2009
B.S. W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, 1999
2004 Teaching Credential, School of Education, Sonoma State University, 2004
2004 Bilingual Certification, Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education, San Diego State University/Mexico, 2004
2012 Enright, K., Torres-Torretti, D., & Carreón, O. Hope is the thing with metaphors: De- situating literacies and learning in English language arts classrooms. Language and Education, 26, 35-51.
2019 Carreón, O. “Why isn’t Cinco de Mayo 365 Days a Year!” Culturally Sustaining Practices in an Age of Distrust. In M.J. Silva (Ed.) Latinx’ Experiences in American Schools.
Awards and Honors
2015 Chancellor’s Achievement Award for Diversity and Community, UCD
2015 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, UCD
2014 One UC Davis “Extraordinary Student” Selection, UCD
2013 Outstanding Student Award, UCD
2013 Carlos J. Vallejo Fellow, American Educational Research Association
2009 Book Award, University of Massachusetts, Boston
2004 Commencement Speaker, Sonoma State University
Grants and Fellowships
2016 Dissertation Year Fellowship, Graduate Studies and Education Graduate Group, UCD $43,800
2016 Graduate Group in Education Fellowship, School of Education, UCD, $6,800/5yrs
2016 Mohini Jain Family Foundation Award, UCD, $1664
2015 Summer Research Fellowship, School of Education, UCD, $4,000
2015 School of Education Annual Fund Scholarship Award, UCD, $5,000
2009 Teacher Education Fellow, School of Education, UCD, $81,400
Conference and Campus Talks
2019 Decolonial Relationships: An Ethnic Studies Approach, American Educational Research Association, Toronto, Canada. April 5-9, 2019.
2018 Critical Geographies of Space in Education: Hopeful Spaces Within Oppressive Places, American Educational Research Association. New York, NY. April 13-17.
2013 The Pedagogy of Inevitability: Neoliberal Accountability in Three Tracked New Mainstream Mathematics Classrooms, American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA. April 27-May 1.
2012 Metaphors we learn by: Student participation and literacy practices in New Mainstream classrooms constrained by neoliberal accountability, Literacy Research Association, San Diego, CA. November 28-December 1.
2011 Hope is the Thing with Metaphors: De-Situating Literacies and Learning in English Language Arts Classrooms, American Association of Applied Linguistics. Chicago, IL. March 26-29.
2010 Co-presenter, American Educational Research Association. Transforming Graduate Education Through a Performance-Based Innovation. Denver, CO, April 30-May 4.
2017 Panelist, Cross Cultural Center event: La Raza Cultural Days. “ Platicas de Nuestra Existencia.” With Dr. Natalia Deeb-Sosa, Dr. Melissa Moreno, Dr. Cirilo Cortez, & Dr. Lina Mendez, University of California, Davis.
2016 Panelist, Critical Pedagogy Course. “Teaching Critical Pedagogy through community praxis.” With Dr. Christine Sleeter, Dr. Marguerite Wilson, & Dr. Ijeoma Ononujo, University of California, Davis.
2015 Guest Lecturer for Children, Learning and Material Culture, “Critical Social Justice Education,” University of California, Davis.
2010 Co-Presenter, Equity Summit: Examining Racialized Expectations, Achievement & Equity in Today’s Schools, “Transforming Graduate Education Through Performance- Based Innovation,” University of California, Davis.
2009 Guest Lecturer for Teaching and Learning in Multilingual Classrooms, “Language and Identity in the Bicultural Child,” University of California, Davis.
2007 Guest Lecturer, “Cross-Cultural Relations & Diversity,” Coleman College.
2006 Guest Lecturer for Teaching ESL: Methods and Approaches, “The Natural Approach,” UMASS Boston.
Instructor of Record
San Francisco State University
Educational Equity: Race, Class and Schooling Inequality in the U.S. (Spring 2018)
Sonoma State University
Identity and Agency for Socially Just Classrooms and Communities (Spring 2018)
Napa Valley College
Teaching as a Profession (Spring 2018)
University of California, Davis (UCD)
Teaching Seminar: Teacher Supervisor (2010-2017, 17 quarters) Language Learners in K-12 Schools (Spring 2016)
Cultural Diversity and Education in a Sociopolitical Context (Spring 2015)
San Francisco State University
Qualitative and Mixed Methods Analysis of Race, Class, and Inequality in Society and Education (Spring 2016)
SFSU: Raza Studies: Race, Class and Schooling Inequality in the U.S. (Fall, 2016)
University of California, Davis
Ethnographic Research In School Settings (Fall 2015, Winter 2016) Methods in Elementary Social Studies (Fall 2014, Winter 2015) Critical Discourse Analysis (Spring 2014)
Social Studies Methods (Spring 2013, Spring 2014)
Cultural Diversity in Secondary Education (Fall 2014, Fall 2015) Cultural Diversity in Elementary Education (Fall 2010)
Effective Teaching of the Language Arts (Fall 2010)
Language Development (Spring 2010)
Effective Teaching (Fall 2009)
Teaching and Learning in Multilingual Classrooms (Fall 2009)
Chicano/a Studies Department, UCD
Chicano/a Cinema (Winter 2012)
Intro to Chicana/o Studies (Spring 2011)
New Latinx American Cinema (Winter 2011)
The Chicana/o Movement (Fall 2011)
Sociology of Chicana/o and Latina/o Experience (Summer 2011) U.S. Mexico Border Relations (Summer 2010)
Research Experience Relevant to K-12 Schools
2014-Present PI, “Effective Teaching of Latinx/a Students in Hope Valley,” UCD
2010-15 Research Assistant, “Diverse Adolescent Literacy Project,” PI: Kerry Enright, School of Education, UCD
2006 Research Assistant, PI: Lilia Bartolomé, Applied Linguistics Department UMASS, Boston
K-12 Teaching and Consulting
2017-2018 LEGACY Youth Project, Napa.
2002-05 Napa Valley Unified School District, Middle School Teacher, Social Studies & Language Arts (Spanish)
2007-09 Napa Valley Unified School District, Middle School Teacher, English Language Development & Spanish Teacher
2015-Present Acosta Educational Partnerships
2015-Present Napa Valley Unified School District, CA
2015-Present Roseville Unified School District, CA
2017 Edmonds Unified School District, WA
To University of California, Davis
Recruitment Advisory Committee, School of Education Dean Search, 2016
Committee Member, Equity Task Force, Office of Campus Community Relations, 2015
Cultural Museum Organizer, “Moving Beyond Tolerance: An educational space to name, reflect, and act,” 2015
Social Justice Advisory Board Co-Founder, School of Education, 2014
Graduate Mentor, Graduate Academic Achievement & Advocacy Program, 2013
Presenter, Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS) Youth Leadership Conference: Community is my Hustle, 2013
Founder, Critical Consciousness Speaker Series, 2012
Founder, Social Justice Education Coalition, 2011
Co-Chair, Education Graduate Student Association (EdGSA), 2011
Keynote speaker, In Lak Ech Student Summit, Napa Valley Community College, 2017
Guest speaker, Six in the Morning podcast, “Episode 18: Hip Hop Consciousness,” Los Angeles, 2017
Motivational Speaker, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services, Napa Valley Community College, 2015
Guest Speaker for Migrant Parents, Puertas Abiertas, Napa, CA 2015
Guest Speaker LEGACY Youth Project, Vintage High School, Napa, CA, 2015
Puente Mentor, Napa Valley Community College, Napa, CA 2013
Presentation of Second Language Acquisition Principles, Harvest Middle School Administration, Teachers, and Staff, Napa, CA, 2009
Vintage High School Leadership Conference Facilitator and Organizer, Napa, CA, 2009
English Language Learner Leadership Committee, Napa, CA, 2008
Speaker and Organizer, Napa Valley College Latinx Youth Leadership Conference, 2008
Motivational Speaker, College Preparation Course, Napa Valley College, 2006
Guest Teacher, Indigenous community (Otomi or Hñähñu) in Amealco, Mexico, 2004
Fundraiser, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Completed Marathon, HI, 2004
Panelist, International Student Forum, Agricultural University of Havana, Cuba, 2001
Founder, Tau Psi Omega Community Service Fraternity, Arizona State University, 1996
American Education Research Association (2010-Present)
California Association for Bilingual Education (2002-Present)
The John Dewey Society (2010-Present)
California Teachers Association (2002-Present)
Spanish (Oral/written fluency)
English (Oral/written fluency)