Laura Schall-Leckrone teaches in the graduate Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and English Language Learners (TESOL/ELL) programs at Lesley. Prior to completing her doctorate, she worked for seventeen years as a bilingual teacher, Spanish teacher, and K-12 curriculum director in urban and suburban public school settings. Her teaching and research center on the preparation of teachers to teach linguistically diverse youth and pedagogy that promotes disciplinary and critical literacies.
Laura is currently engaged in collaborative classroom-based research in a K-6 elementary school supporting the implementation of a one-way (all Spanish speakers) dual immersion kindergarten program in a multilingual community in a gateway city.
Laura was one of the speakers at a 2018 Lesley-hosted dual-language conference sponsored by the Multistate Association for Bilingual Educators, with colleagues Meg Burns and Amanda Wager. Read more about this conference.
BA, Swarthmore College
MAT, School for International Training
PhD, Boston College