I am an associate professor of education, with primary interests in special education, bilingual education, and issues related to urban schools. My courses at Ithaca College focus primarily on student difference and diversity and on the impact, planning, and implementation of differentiated instruction in public school classrooms. I am equally interested in elementary and secondary school education and teach in both our undergraduate and graduate programs.
Before coming to Ithaca College I spent many years working as a public school teacher, administrator, and curriculum developer in Washington, DC, especially in two-way bilingual schools. My current research interests include the implementation of differentiated instruction and inclusion to truly meet the needs of all students, both in the classroom and in teacher education; teacher collaboration to address the needs of systemically neglected students; and innovative practices in urban schools.