Rossana Boyd

Principal Lecturer, Teacher Education and Administration
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Contact Info
Office: 
Matthews Hall 206
Phone: 
940-565-2933
Email: 
rossana.boyd@unt.edu

Dr. Boyd is a native of Honduras and a citizen of the United States. She holds a B. A. in Educational Administration from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras, a M.Ed. in educational supervision from Southeastern Louisiana University, and a Ph D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Louisiana State University. In Honduras she worked as an elementary school teacher and as principal of a bilingual school. She also worked as coordinator of a master’s degree in curriculum for the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional and as a consultant for the Universidad nacional Autonoma de Honduras.

In the United States she worked in Louisiana as a high school teacher, as state ESL/Bilingual education director, as professional developer, coordinator, instructor, director and grant manager of programs related to teacher preparation in ESL, bilingual education and alternative certification. At the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, she worked as a program specialist providing technical assistance in five states, AL, AR, LA, GA, and MS and as an independent consultant and evaluator on issues related to Hispanic students, their families and English language learners in general. She also worked at Southeastern Louisiana University as director of federal grants for the preparation of ESL teachers and as coordinator of FIE and FIPSE grants for the prepration of alternative certification teachers. She is the past president and current SIG Chair of the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) and the director of the Bilingual/ESL teacher certification programs at the University of North Texas in Denton. In the fall of 2012 Dr. Boyd won the Outstanding Online Teaching and Course Award at UNT.


Recent Conference Presentations

Boyd, R., Woods, C., Terry, N. & Dudash, M. (2013). Project NEXUS - Teaching Mathematics and Science to ELL Students. BEAM Conference, Dallas, Texas

Boyd, R, Subramaniam, K. & Dudash, M. (2013). A Partnership for Professional Development for Mathematics and Science Teachers of ELLs. TESOL Conference, Dallas, TX

Boyd, R. (2013). Project NEXUS a Title III National Professional Development Program. NABE Conference, Orlando, Florida

Woods, C., Terry, N., Dudash, M. & Boyd, R. (2013). Strategies for Teachign Algebra to ELL Students. TABE Conference, Houston, TX.

Boyd, R. & Fuchs, J. (2012). Facilitating and Engaging Learning Discussion in Your Course, Denton, TX

Boyd, R. (2012) Promoting Bilingual Education Around the World. Foro Mundial de Educacion, Mexico

Boyd, R. (2012) Future Bilingual Teachers' Academy. New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education, Albuquerque, NM

Boyd, R. (2012) Future Bilingual Teachers' Academy. MASBA, San Antonio, TX

Boyd, R. (2012) Tapping into Young People's Passion to Teach. National Association for Bilingual Education, Dallas, TX

Boyd, R. (2012) The Impact of the New Education Laws and Policies. The Global Institute for Language and Literacy.

Boyd, R. (2012) Online Courses for Bilingual and ESL Education Teacher Certification. Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment, and Redesign, Denton, TX

Boyd, R. & Fuchs, J. (2012). Facilitating and Engaging Learning Discussion in Your Course. Denton, TX

Subramaniam, K & Boyd, R. (2012). Collages for Teaching Science to ELL Students. Texas Association For Bilingual Education Conference, San Antonio, TX

Boyd, R. (2011). Bilingualism. Presentation delivered at the Louisiana Association for Bilingual Education conference, New Orleans, LA

Boyd, R. &, H. (2011). The effectiveness of Bilingual Education Programs. Presentation delivered to the League of Women Voters of Irving, TX

Harris, M., Thomas, J., Dixon-Krauss, L., & Boyd, R. (2011). Embracing linguistic and cultural diversity in North Texas.Annual conference of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, February 25, San Diego, CA.

Boyd, R., Weiller, K. , & Bridges, J. (2011) Developing English and Spanish Language Skills through Movement. TexTESOL, San Antonio, TX

Boyd, R., Weiller, K. , & Bridges, J. (2011) Developing English and Spanish Language Skills through Movement. AHPERD, San Diego, CA

Boyd, R., Weiller, K. , & Bridges, J. (2011) Developing English and Spanish Language Skills through Movement. National Association for Bilingual Education, New Orleans, LA

Boyd, R. (2011) Needs of Central American Immigrant Students in Texas Schools. BEAM Conference, Colleyville, TX

Weiller, K., Bridges, J. & Boyd, R. (2011). Developing vocabulary in English and in Spanish using movement. AAHPERD annual conference, March 31, San Diego, CA.

Weiller, K., & Boyd, R. (2011). Developing vocabulary in English using movement. Texas Teachers of English for Speakers of Other Languages annual conference, October 25, San Antonio, TX.

Grants

2013-2015. Roberto Alonzo Scholarship Program, funded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. $300,000. Role: PI

2012-2017. Project NEXUS funded by the U. S. Department of Education. $985,000. Role: PI

January 2011-2013. Future Bilingual Teachers Academy project funded by the Sid Richardson Foundation and the College of Education. $70,000. Role: PI.

Current Activities in Professional Organizations

National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)

2013-2014, Manuscript Reviewer, NABE Journal of Research and Practice
2013-2014, Chair, ESL in Bilingual Education Special Interest Group
2012-2013, Past President and Member at Large
2011-2012, President
2010-2013, Chair, ESL in Bilingual Education Special Interest Group
2008-2012, Bilingual Research Journal Manuscript Reviewer
2008-2009, Vice President and Central Region Representative
2008-2012, Conference Proposal Reviewer

National Association for Alternative Certification (NAAC)

2013 - Section Editor, Journal of the NAAC
2012 - NAAC Manuscript Reviewer

Memberships

2005-2013, National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)

2010-2011, Texas Association for Multicultural Education (TAME)

2007-2013, Texas Association for Bilingual Education (TABE)

2010-2011, Louisiana Association for Bilingual Education (LABE)

2007-2013, Bilingual/ESL Association of the Metroplex (BEAM)

2010-2013, Teachers of English for Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

2010-2011, Texas Teachers of English for Speakers of Other Languages (TexTESOL)

2003-2013, National Association for Alternative Certification (NAAC)

2011-2013, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)