Experiência Profissional

Elementary School Teacher
Escola Oficial do Porto Martins,Terceira, Azores
1967 - 1968

Multi-age, multi-graded classroom, grades 1-4

General Bilingual Elementary Education Teacher (Portuguese-English)
Lowell Public Schools, Lowell MA
1971 - 1973

Grades 1 & 2 – responsibilities included: teaching all subjects for grade one and two in Portuguese, working with families and the development of all Portuguese literacy materials used in the classroom.

General Bilingual Elementary Education Teacher (Portuguese-English)
Cambridge School Department, Cambridge, MA
1974 - 1977

General Bilingual Elementary Education Teacher (Portuguese-English)

Learning Disabilities Specialist/Resource Teacher (Grades: Bilingual N-12)
Cambridge School Department, Cambridge, MA
1977 - 1981

Responsibilities included: non-discriminatory assessment/evaluation in the native language and English of Pre K-12 students; report writing, participating in team evaluations and pupil study meetings; writing Individual Educational Plans (IEPs) in two languages; delivery of direct services with a primary focus on reading, writing and math in L1 and L2; demonstration of teaching/learning techniques in general education classrooms, consultation and collaboration with general education classroom teachers, parents and community agencies; bilingual preschool and kindergarten screening; curriculum design, materials development and adaptation for Bilingual students with special needs.

Program Training Coordinator, Master’s Degree in Bilingual-Special Education and Psycholinguistics
Regis College Graduate Division, Weston, MA
1982 - 1983

Responsibilities included: coordination of training program activities, teaching assessment courses, student advisement, professional development of teachers, seminars and on site teacher supervision and mentoring.

Lesley University, School of Education, Cambridge, MA
2000 - Current
  • Full Professor of Education (2000-Current)
    • Major areas of specialization: Assessment & Evaluation, UDL –Technology, Dislexia & Literacy and Teacher Education;
    • Special Assignment: Doctoral Program Development in CLD-Bilingual Special Education with Center for Special Education; TESOL & Bilingual Masters Degree Programs design and development for New Mexico. Dean Borunda’s Initiative, School of Education. Dean’s Office (2006-“07) and Language Literacy Division (2007-Current);
    • Special Assignment: School of Education ELL Task Force Chair (2004-05);
    • Special assignment: Co-Chair, Lesley University Diversity Committee on Academic Planning with Co-Chair Dr. William Stokes (2000-01);
    • Course design, development ant teaching include: Nondiscriminatory Formal and Alternative Assessments, Early Childhood Assessments, Multicultural & Bilingual /Special Education, Feuerstein’s Instrumental Enrichment I &II, Young Children dynamic assessment, Consultation & Collaboration, Early Literacy and Biliteracy, Portuguese Early Literacy, Educational Research, Learning Strategies & Metacognition.
  • Chair and Co-founder Portuguese World Language Institute, Lesley University since Project Director, Minority Language Assessment Project (2000-2005)
    • An action research project on dual language assessment funded by a multiple year grant from the United States Department of Education. Responsibilities included project design, development, administration, and implementation; teacher and faculty recruitment, hiring and coaching; supervising project staff and evaluation.
  • Project Co-Director, BECE Masters Degree Program (1999-2004)
    • A CLD Bilingual Early Childhood teacher preparation project at the Masters degree level funded by a five year grant (1.3 million) from the United States Department of Education. Responsibilities included program and curriculum design &development, graduate student and faculty recruitment, faculty hiring / mentoring / supervision; field placement supervision; student advisement; and preparation of documentation for Massachusetts Bilingual Early Childhood teacher licensure.
  • Associate Professor of Education (1987-1999)
    • Courses developed and taught included: Nondiscriminatory Formal and Alternative Assessments, Early Childhood Assessments, Multicultural & Bilingual Special Education, Feuerstein’s Instrumental Enrichment I &II, Consultation & Collaboration, Literacy and Biliteracy, Portuguese Literacy, Educational Research, Learning Strategies & Metacognition, Assessment in ESL and Curriculum Development in Regular and Special Education (monolingual, bilingual and ESL)
  • Senior Advisor, Doctoral Program (1987-Present)
    • Senior advisor since the beginning of the Doctoral Program was established in 1987 at LU. She has served as Doctoral Study Chair, Co-chair, Doctoral Committee member and advisor. Has supervised dissertation research and numerous individual research projects at a masters and doctoral level. Has also served on post-doctoral studies committees.
  • Program Director of the Graduate Moderate Special Needs Teacher Education (1984-1999) PreK-9, 5-12 and Brookline Collaborative Internship that included program development and supervision of the following:
    • Lesley-Brookline Internship Program Design – Co-founder (1987);
    • Certificates of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS);
    • Joint Master Moderate Special Needs Programs with Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle School Education Programs;
    • Off-campus Special Education Masters Programs – with one in Bilingual Special Education in Methuen (1991-1993);
    • The Lesley International Special Education Masters Program in Athens, Greece – Co-founder (1985-1990);
  • Additional Responsibilities included: program design and review, development and administration; course development with curriculum surveys, faculty hiring, preparation of documentation for program accreditation and certification/licensure, academic training, monitoring & on going support to part-time faculty, teaching required courses and provide student advisement.

  • Assessment Lab Faculty Director (1991-2005)
    • Co-founder with Dean Fox, organizer and overseer. Responsibilities included: research and organization of a testing library from the ground up; ensuring ethical testing regulations, selecting and ordering tests and other assessment materials; initially cataloguing all materials; hiring, training/mentoring and supervising the assessment lab assistant/coordinator, designing operational guidelines and responding to faculty and other requests related to testing in a monolingual and dual language context.
  • Assistant Professo (1983-1987)
    • Division of Education and Special Education. Responsible for teaching nondiscriminatory assessment graduate courses and advising students. Served on several committees and guest lectured in a variety of courses related to assessment and Bilingual/ESL/ Multicultural special education.

Experiência Académica

Magistério Primário de Angra do Heroismo, Terceira, Azores
Elementary Education
1967 -
University of Massachusetts at Boston (Formerly known as Boston State College)
Bachelor of Science
1973 -

Major in Education and Minor in Bilingual/ESL Education

University of Massachusetts at Boston (Formerly known as Boston State College)
Master of Education
1979 -

Special Education with a focus on Moderate Special Needs

Boston University
Doctorate of Education
1983 -

Bilingual/Special Education with a focus on Biliteracy and Assessment