Department of Childhood,Bilingual, and Special Education
Location: 2103 James Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x3757
Laura Ascenzi-Moreno is a native New Yorker. She attended public school in Queens and the Bronx. As such, she is dedicated to the development of strong teachers able to work with the diverse populations in New York City. She worked in Brooklyn in a Spanish/English two-way immersion school as a dual language teacher and curriculum coach for a combined 12 years. Ascenzi-Moreno conducts both qualitative and quantitative research about how assessments affect teacher development and school governance specifically with respect to teachers and schools that serve emergent bilingual students. Her research interests include bilingual education at the elementary school level, multiple literacies, assessment, teacher knowledge and school governance. Her latest research project is a mixed-methods study on the development of teacher knowledge from summative and formative assessments of emergent bilingual students.