School of Business and Education- Teacher Education Department Faculty
Dawn Wink joined SFCC full-time in 2007 and has taught all courses within the Teacher Academy program. She currently teaches Orientation to the Teaching Profession, The Critically Reflective Teacher, and Supervised Field Experience. Dawn received a BA in International Relations, Spanish, and German at the University of California/Davis, living and studying in Spain and Germany. Her academic honors include: Dean's List of Honor Students, Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society, and Phi Alpha Theta International Honor Society.
Dawn received her MA in Bilingual and Crosscultural Leadership from California State University/Sacramento. Dawn’s specific areas of interest include linguistic human rights and bilingual education. Her first book, Teaching Passionately: What’s Love Got To Do With It?, co-written with Joan Wink, was published in 2004 (Pearson), and her essays and articles have appeared in journals and magazines. Dawn presents regularly on Education, Creative Writing, and the Southwest. Dawn enjoys being with her family, running, reading, and making bouquets from her flower gardens.Visit Dawn's blog, Dewdrops, for stories and insights.
Bethany Muller, Ph.D.
Bethany Muller, an assistant professor at the Santa Fe Community College, joined the SFCC Teacher Education Department in January 2010. Dr. Muller serves as the lead faculty for the TESOL Endorsement program. Prior to joining SFCC, Dr. Muller worked at the College of Santa Fe for three years supervising student teachers and teaching TESOL/Bilingual coursework. She earned her Master's degree in Bilingual Education form Southern Methodist University and a Ph.D. in Educational Linguistics from the University of New Mexico in 2006.
Dr. Muller's research interests focus on peer interaction in bilingual classrooms and the second language acquisition process. Prior to her career in higher education, Dr. Muller was a bilingual elementary school teacher for five years. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, gardening, and spending time with her family.
Assistant Professor, Teacher Academy
Annabelle Black recently joined the faculty of the Teacher Academy, after having been an adjunct instructor in both the Alternative Licensure Program and the Early Childhood Program. Ms. Black has taught early childhood, elementary, secondary and higher education classes. Currently, Ms. Black holds a P-8 Level III, K-12 Level III, and Administrator's Level III licenses with the New Mexico Public Education Department. Additionally, Ms. Black has held several administrative positions focusing on curriculum development, assessment, teacher training and professional development.
Ms. Black has worked in public, charter and independent schools as an educational contractor, exploring education from the non-profit, youth service provider side, as well as contracting with museums, professional development organizations, and research institutions. After many years working with adolescents she began to be very interested in brain research, especially in the area of early childhood development. Since 2008 Ms. Black has been a Child Development Specialist with the Office of Child Development under CYFD.
Ms. Black’s research interests include the phenomenon of learning, evolutionary developmental biology and psychology and designing effective learning environments for the future.
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