- Mariana Souto-Manning
Teachers College, Columbia University
MARIANA SOUTO-MANNING is Professor of Early Childhood Education and Teacher Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and holds additional academic appointments at the University of Iceland and King’s College London. She is founding codirector of the Center for Innovation in Teacher Education and Development (CITED). From a critical perspective, Professor Souto-Manning’s research examines inequities and injustices in early childhood teaching and teacher education, critically (re)centering methodologies and pedagogies on the lives, values, and experiences of intersectionally minoritized people of color. Souto-Manning regularly collaborates with teachers and engages in community-based research. She has published eight books, including the 2016 winner of the American Educational Studies Association Critics’ Choice Award, Reading, Writing, and Talk: Inclusive Teaching Strategies for Diverse Learners, K-2 (with Jessica Martell), and a number of peer-reviewed articles in journals such as the Journal of Teacher Education, Research in the Teaching of English, Teaching and Teacher Education, and Teachers College Record. She has received the 2011 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Division K Innovations in Research on Diversity in Teacher Education Award, the 2017 AERA Teaching and Teacher Education Mid-Career Award, and other research awards issued by professional organizations such as AERA, AESA, and NAECTE. (Access Professor Souto-Manning's extended bio.
- Jessica Martell
New York City Schools
JESSICA MARTELL is an elementary school teacher with over 20 years of experience working with diverse student populations in New York City's public schools. She is coauthor of the award-winning book Reading, Writing, and Talk: Inclusive Teaching Strategies for Diverse Learners, K-2 (with Mariana Souto-Manning). In 2017, she received the New York City Department of Education’s Big Apple Award, which celebrates and recognizes teachers who inspire students, model great teaching, and enrich their school community.