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Heather Woodley

Clinical Associate Professor of TESOL, Bilingual Education, and World Language Education; Co-Director, Inclusive Childhood Education, NYU Teacher Residency

Heather Woodley


Heather focuses on meeting the academic, linguistic, and social-emotional needs of emergent bilinguals, particularly Muslim immigrant youth who speak less-common languages. Her courses focus on anti-racist, social justice-based, and multilingual education collaboratively together with teachers, communities, families and youth. She is a regional delegate with NYSABE (NY State Association for Bilingual Education), serves on the national planning committee for Free Minds, Free People, a conference for transformative education with the Education for Liberation Network.

Past experience: Middle and high school TESOL and ELA teacher