Dr. Clark is passionate about re-envisioning the classroom as a community grounded in equity, caring, and wonder.
Professional Title: Assistant Professor
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Sociocultural Contexts of Literacy Development, Equity and Underserved Students, Literacy Instruction and Assessment, New Literacy Studies, Action Research, Critical Multiculturalism, Teacher Development, Teaching for Community
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Elementary Literacy Education
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Literacy Learning; Senior Practicum and Seminar in Elementary Ed.; Embracing Diversity in Classroom Communities; Language Arts Methods; Literature for Children and Youth; Studying Student Learning in Diverse Settings; Conducting Research on Teaching; Principles/ Methods of Teaching Elementary Schools
Education: MEd, University of Mississippi; EdS, University of Georgia; PhD, University of Maryland, College Park
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During my thirteen years of teaching prior to joining Lesley, my students awakened and inspired me in ways I would have never before imagined. My K-12 students in Mississippi, Atlanta, Morocco, DC, and Baltimore, and my hundreds of college and graduate students in Maryland taught me the power and complexities in constructing classroom communities. Today I continue to illuminate what transformative literacy teaching might be through collaborative action-oriented research. I explore the possibilities for education as a process of awakening and social action.
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Credit Toward Graduate Education - Lesley Dividend
Foreign Language Studies
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The Child Homelessness Initiative
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