Heather H. Woodley

Clinical Assistant Professor of TESOL, Bilingual Education and Foreign Language Education

Heather H. Woodley

Phone: 212-998-5460

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Dr. Heather Homonoff Woodley is a Clinical Assistant Professor of TESOL, Bilingual Education and Foreign Language Education and the Co-Director of Childhood Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning. Her teacher-education courses on campus and online focus on culturally-sustaining, social justice-based, and multilingual education and curriculum that empowers communities, families and youth. Heather's research explores ways to meet the academic, linguistic and social-emotional needs of emergent bilinguals, particularly Muslim immigrant youth who speak less common languages. She has published articles, chapters and curriculum on multilingual classroom practices and arts as social justice education, created online resources for teacher certification support , critical teacher education, and family empowerment in education. Heather received a 2014 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the National Association of Bilingual Education, was a Fulbright Scholar in Morocco, and earned her PhD in Urban Education at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, her MS in Education (TESOL) from City College of New York, CUNY, and her BA in History from Wesleyan University. She was a Research Assistant with the City University of New York – New York State Initiative for Emergent Bilinguals (CUNY-NYSIEB) providing teacher development, classroom resources, and leadership support for public schools. Prior to this, she taught middle and high school TESOL and ELA in the Bronx and Washington, DC, and was a teacher-educator at City College, CUNY and with the NYC and DC Teaching Fellows. Heather is a regional delegate with NYSABE (NY State Association for Bilingual Education), serves on the national planning committee for Free Minds, Free People, a conference for transformative education with the Education for Liberation Network, works with the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute, teaching Raqs Sharqi (Middle Eastern dance) with young women, and is an active member of the PTA in Mount Vernon public schools.

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