- Leilya Pitre
Louisiana State University
LEILYA PITRE taught English as a foreign language in the Ukraine and English Language Arts in the U.S. She has recently earned her Ph. D. in Curriculum and Instruction with focus on English education from Louisiana State University. Her research interests are centered around preparation of secondary English teachers, especially early field experiences, young adult literature, and multicultural literature.
Recent projects include her dissertation, An Examination of Secondary English Pre-Service Teachers’ Perceptions of Field Experiences: Shaping the Understanding of Teaching and Its Challenges Before Student Teaching, and a multiple case study, From Field Experiences to Student Teaching: A Leap of Faith or Continuous Growth? Recent publications include:
Emiraliyeva-Pitre, L. (2012). I am (not) the walrus by Ed Briant. Book review. The ALAN Review, 40(1), A4.; Bickmore, S. & Emiraliyeva-Pitre, L. (2013). Teaching diverse young adult literature in harmony with the Common Core State Standards: Is it still just about the characters, the plot, the setting? Signal Journal, 36(1).; Espinosa-Dulanto, M., Humpal, D., Pitre, L, & Smollen Santana, J. (Eds.), (2013). Liminal spaces and call for praxis(ing). A volume in curriculum and pedagogy. Contributing editor. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.; Bickmore, S., & Pitre, L. (2014). Moving from a novice to an expert reader/ teacher of young adult literature. A manuscript has been accepted by Florida English Journal (estimated publication – fall, 2014).; and Pitre, L. (Ed.). In Pitre, L. R., Jr. Windows into yesteryears. (2014). Ingram Content Group.