Professional Bio

Ph.D. University of Colorado, Boulder

M.A. in Teaching Languages: University of Southern Mississippi

California Teacher Licensure, CLAD, BCALD: University of California, Irvine

B.A: Pitzer College, California

Research & Scholarship

Research

Community-based reciprocal mentorship for justice-oriented teacher preparation
Education of culturally and linguistically diverse students with exceptionalities

Recent Publications

Armon, J., and Grassi, E.  2012. Developing Justice-Oriented Teachers: Reciprocal Mentoring in Marginalized Communities.  Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal 1 (2), October. http://jesuithighereducation.org/index.php/jhe/index

Grassi, E. & Barker, H.B. (2012). Involving parents of young culturally and linguistically diverse exceptional students. Accellerate quarterly review of the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition 4(2). Winter 2012, pgs. 11-12.

Armon, J., E. Grassi, H. Barker, J. Cross, K. Nutting, and E. Dorman (2012). Developing justice-oriented teachers: Personal transformation through relationships. Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal 1. Available at http://jesuithighereducation.org/index.php/jhe/index

Grassi, E.; Castro, O (2011). Learning from our neighbors: Teachers studying “abroad” with local immigrant families.  Accellerate quarterly review of the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition 4(1), Autumn 2011,  pps 10-12.

Barker, H.B., Grassi, E. (2011). Culturally Responsive Practices for the Special Education Eligibility Process. Accellerate quarterly review of the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition 3(1). Spring 2011, pgs. 2-4.

Grassi, E., Barker, H. (2009).  Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Students: Strategies for teaching and assessments. SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA.

Awards & Recognition

Faculty Lecturer of the Year, Regis University, 2010

Title VII Fellow, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1999-2003

Teacher of the Year, Saddleback Valley Unified School District, California, 1998

Graduate Student Affirmative Action Award, University of California, Irvine, 1988