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Welcome to Teaching4Change! TCNJ students and professors have collaborated together to examine social justice in our communities and schools. This website may be used as a resource for social justice literature as well as evaluated lesson plans. We hope you will find this site useful and will help contribute to its resources.

Editorial Board:

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Robyn Beekman is currently in her fifth year as a student at The College of New Jersey. She is a part of the Urban Education program and will receive her Masters in Teaching with a certification in teaching English as a Second Language in May 2014. During her undergraduate years, she was a Women and Gender Studies & Early Childhood double major. Currently she works part time as a substitute teacher in her hometown of Hamilton, NJ.  During the summers Robyn works at CrossRoads Camp & Retreat Center in Califon, New Jersey. She loves getting to sing silly songs and play crazy games with kids all while teaching them about friendship and nature. Robyn currently serves on the Church Council and helps run the youth program at her home church of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Hamilton, NJ. This fall, she is completing a practicum experience at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Trenton, NJ and is very excited about the arrival of her new nephew:)

muleroLoribel Mulero is currently in her fifth year as a student at The College of New Jersey. She is apart of the Urban Education program and will receive her Masters in Teaching with a certification in teaching English as a Second Language in May 2013. During her undergraduate years, she was able to attend two AERA (American Educational Research Association) conventions and also co-authored the article African American Pre-Service Teachers’ Perspectives on Urban Education: An Exploration at an HBCU. Loribel is a member of Kappa Delta International Honor Society in Education and Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society in Sociology. She studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain and enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures. This fall, she is completing a practicum experience at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Trenton, NJ and is looking forward to learning from her students and having a great time with them.

ally3Alexandra Patrizio is currently in her fifth year as a student at The College of New Jersey. She is apart of the Urban Education program and will receive her Masters in Teaching with a certification in teaching English as a Second Language in May 2013. During her undergraduate years, she was apart of the Adopt-a-Student program at Parkway Elementary, a member of the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, and competed on Quinnipiac University’s Division 1 Acrobatics and Tumbling team for two years before transferring to TCNJ. This fall, she is completing a practicum experience at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Trenton, NJ and  works at the Little Kingdom Day Care Center in Nutley, NJ during summer and winter breaks.

0806101352Stephanie Pisabaj is currently in her fifth year as a student at The College of New Jersey. She is in the Urban Education program and will complete a Masters in Teaching with a certification in English as a Second Language by May 2014. She is an EOF student and is a sister of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated. With her sorority she helps spread awareness on child abuse and fundraise for the Blue Ribbon Campaign and St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital. During her undergraduate year she was a member of the executive board of the Spanish club, was an active member in Teachers of Young Children Association, an EOF peer mentor and an Oral Proficiency Leader for Spanish. This fall will be her 4th year working in the West Windsor- Plainsboro School District where she helps tutor students at an after school program as well as completing a practicum at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Trenton.

profile picStephanie Ramos is currently in her fifth year as a student at The College of New Jersey. She is in the Urban Education program and will complete a Masters in Teaching with a certification in teaching English as a Second Language by May 2014. During her undergraduate career she was a member of the executive board of the Spanish club and tutored adults in English at El Centro in Trenton. This fall she is completing a practicum at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Trenton and is training to run her first marathon in October.

carolyn1Carolyn Remde is currently in her fifth year of the Elementary Urban Education program, and she will graduate with a master’s in education as well as ESL certification. As an undergraduate, Carolyn was a part of Alpha Phi Omega, a community service organization, as well as tutored at Hedgepeth Williams School in Trenton. She has also tutored college students at TCNJ in writing, math, and freshmen seminar courses. This fall, she is doing her Internship I practicum at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, and will be student teaching at Grant Elementary School in the spring.

5017-(ZF-6555-13374-2-002)Dr.Tabitha Dell’Angelo is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Urban Education Master’s Program at The College of New Jersey. Her research interests include social justice in education, cultural identity development, stress tolerance and coping strategies for teachers. She is interested in using improvisational acting techniques to support teacher development. And, she is a licensed Yoga4Classrooms instructor and uses yoga with children to help support self-regulation and learning readiness. She holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development from the University of Pennsylvania and teaches courses in Child and Adolescent Development, Urban Education, Cultural Foundations, and Teacher Research.

 

 

 

Past Editors

2012-2013: Kelsey Martin, Susan Kelly, Karyn Unger