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Ann Ebe

Ann Ebe began her work in education as a Spanish/ English bilingual elementary school teacher in California and later worked in bilingual schools in Arizona as a bilingual literacy specialist and as an administrator. She then went on to spend four years in Hong Kong as the Associate Principal and Literacy Specialist for the Hong Kong International School where she worked with an international group of teachers and students. Upon returning to the United States, Ann served as Assistant Professor in the Graduate College of Education of the University of Massachusetts Boston prior to her work at Hunter College. Until the fall of 2015 when she moved to Mexico City, Ann was an Associate Professor of Literacy Education and the Director of Bilingual Education Programs in the Graduate School of Education at Hunter College in New York City.

Ann was recently awarded a grant from the Brooke Astor Fund for New York City Education to work with schools in East Harlem to improve literacy education for emergent bilingual students. She also worked extensively in schools throughout New York through the City University of New York - New York State Initiative on Emergent Bilinguals (CUNY – NYSIEB). This State funded grant aims to improve education for emergent bilingual students through helping schools value bilingualism as a resource and develop multilingual ecologies. 

Ann's research interests include exploring translanguaging in classrooms, the reading process of bilingual students, and the ways in which teachers can support their literacy development. Ann has published book chapters and articles on these topics She presents regularly at both national and international conferences. Her work with teachers in the United States and abroad involves developing and implementing language arts curriculum to put literacy theory into practice. Ann has been invited to share her research with teachers and administrators in Norway, China, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. She now lives in Mexico City. Her book on the teaching of reading, published by Heinemann, is entitled Insight from the Eyes: The Science of Effective Reading Instruction.

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