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Sonia NeitoSonia Nieto Presentation

The First Annual Watson College of Education Public Speaker Series kicked off on Wednesday, March 13, with a reception in honor of the invited speaker, Dr. Sonia Nieto.

Dr. Sonia Nieto is currently Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy, and Culture in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her publications include Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education (now in its 6th ed.); The Light in Their Eyes: Creating Multicultural Learning Communities (2nd ed.); and Language, Culture and Teaching: Critical Perspectives (2nd ed.). She has received many awards for her scholarship, teaching and advocacy, including four honorary doctorates, and was selected as a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, as a Laureate for Kappa Delta Pi, and as Wits-Claude Distinguished Scholar at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

After the reception, she presented on "Finding Joy in Teaching Students of Diverse Backgrounds." During the next morning, she provided a keynote presentation for our Professional Learning Day with area teachers and site coordinators and then met informally in separate sessions with faculty and students.