Director of Teacher Education
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.
Stephen DeGiulio, Ph.D.
Professor of Teacher Education/TESOL/Linguistics
Stephen DeGiulio is a professor of Teacher Education & TESOL, and has taught in a dozen 2 and 4 year colleges and directed a nonprofit literacy organization that trains volunteers to tutor adults. He earned his Ph.D in Critical Pedagogy and Bilingualism from NMSU and TESOL MA from the University of the Americas in Puebla, México. Dr. DeGiulio has been faculty in the US, Mexico, and India, and taught TESOL to adults from all over the world, and taught school subjects to elementary and secondary learners. His pedagogy is informed by research into the musical traditions of North India; Caleb Gattegno’s Science of Education; and alternative schools based on the pedagogies of Rabindranath Tagore, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Paolo Freire and others who value the development of creative agency over limited learning objectives.
sj Miller, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Teacher Education
Dr. sj Miller, a trans* + disciplinary award-winning teacher, writer, activist, and scholar, is a professor in the Teacher Academy. sj is a literacy specialist whose emphasis is on social justice and gender identity in pre-K through university level teaching. sj taught Secondary English Language Arts in both middle and high school in Santa Fe Public schools, before completing a Ph.D. in Educational Thought and Socio-cultural Studies at the University of New Mexico in 2005. sj has a New Mexico Level 3-A Instructional Leader K-8 Elementary License, and Level 3-A Instructional Leader Pre-K-12 Specialty Area License with endorsements in Social Studies, Language Arts, and Mathematics. Over the past 15 years, sj has worked in different contexts with both undergraduate and graduate students and served in different capacities in University-based Teacher Education Programs: as Director, Policy and Grant Writer, Community Organizer, and as a Professional Development Educator.
sj has written over thirty book chapters, over fifty articles, 8 books, including Teaching, Affirming, and Recognizing Trans and Gender Creative Youth: A Queer Literacy Framework,, which was translated into Spanish by UNESCO and awarded the 2017 AERA Exemplary Research Award for Outstanding Book and the 2018 Outstanding Book by the Michigan Council of Teachers of English. Currently, sj is Academic Studies Member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Advisory Board for the National Council Teachers of English (NCTE); Advisor for GLSEN’s Educator Advisory Committee; consultant for the College Board providing best practices to secondary Advanced Placement English teachers, and AP Literature Table Leader; editor of the inaugural series, Spaces In-between: Beyond Binary Gender Identities and Sexualities (Teachers College Press) and co-editor of the series Social Justice Across Contexts in Education (Peter Lang). sj is column editor of “Beyond Binary Gender Identities” for the English Journal; advisory board member for Routledge’s Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education, Palgrave MacMillan’s Queer Studies in Education, Journal of Literacy Research, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Teacher Education and Black Communities, Journal of LGBT Youth, and Taboo.
sj is a contributor to CBS News, BBC, and PBS and appeared in the feature documentary, Gender: The Space Between on CBS. sj gives keynotes across the world and consults on professional development for teaching, affirming, and recognizing trans*+ and gender creative/expansive students. This past April 2019, sj received the AERA Distinguished Contributions to Gender Equity in Education Research Award. sj’s latest book about Gender Identity Justice in Schools and Communities was just released; and the co-written book Navigating trans*+ and complex gender identities is forthcoming. sj recently presented at the TEDMED Conference on Gender Identity Justice. Please see additional information at www.sjmiller.info.
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