A Message from our Chair
Sandra L. Osorio, and Assistant Chair, Jennipher Frazier.:
Hi! I am Sandra L. Osorio, your incoming Early Childhood Education (ECEA) Chair. I am from Illinois. There I was a bilingual (Spanish-English) classroom teacher for over ten years. Most of my time was spent in first and second grade. Now my professional energies are spent at Illinois State University supporting the preparation of early childhood and bilingual teachers. I am a proud daughter of Colombian immigrants and am now raising three multilingual children. This has fueled my passion to prepare teachers to work with students who are culturally and linguistically diverse by creating culturally sustaining spaces.
Hi! I am Jennipher Frazier and I am a wife and a mother of two boys who inspire me daily! It is with this inspiration that I am excited to be your incoming Early Childhood Education (ECEA) Co-Chair. I am a native of South Carolina and throughout my teaching career I have taught in grades kindergarten, first, third, and preschool with disabilities. For the last six years I have had the opportunity to spread literacy through elementary schools as a literacy coach. I am currently a graduate student at the University of South Carolina in the Language and Literacy Program. My doctoral research focuses on the incorporation of culturally relevant pedagogy within instruction for all learners. I know and understand the importance of all children having a strong foundation in literacy. Therefore, I strive to give children opportunities that will allow them to experience literacies in many ways!
We are excited to continue the amazing legacy of the ECEA. If you can believe our assembly has been in existence for ten years. At NCTE Denver in 2020 we will be celebrating ECEA 10th anniversary. Be on the lookout for some amazing events!
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Early Childhood Education Assembly Information and Opportunities
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