Maria Pacheco, EdD, is the executive director of The Education Alliance at Brown University, a support organization that provides services to states and schools nationwide. She is also the director of the New England Equity Assistance Center, and adjunct assistant professor of ESL and cross-cultural studies at Brown University. As a researcher, teacher, and program director, she has worked extensively in the areas of English language learners, civil rights, equity pedagogy, second language acquisition, and minority parent and community engagement. She has more than 30 years of experience addressing issues of cultural diversity in urban schools and higher education. As a practitioner/scholar, she has authored and coauthored multiple publications, proposals, and reports on bilingualism, second language acquisition, culture and learning, and equitable instructional practices.
This profile was last updated on October 1, 2014