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Julie Esparza-Brown, Ed.D

 

JULIE ESPARZA BROWN

jebrown@pdx.edu

360-281-8808


Education

 

Ed.D.

2008

Educational Leadership with Specialization in Special Education, Portland State University

 

School Psychology Licensure

 

2000

San Diego State University

M.Ed.

 

1984

Special Education, University of San Diego

B.M.

1980

Music Therapy, Willamette University

 

Employment

Tenure-Track

Faculty

 

Program Director

(Fixed Term)

Department of Special and Counselor Education

Portland State University

Portland, OR

 

Program Director, Bilingual Teacher Pathway Program

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Portland State University

Portland, OR

 

September, 2007

 

 

 

December, 2000 - Present

Adjunct Instructor

(online courses)

Applied Linguistics Department

University of Massachusetts

Boston, MA

 

Summer, 2005

Bilingual School Psychologist

(part-time)

Fruit Valley Elementary School

Vancouver School District,

Vancouver, WA

 

 

August, 2000 - June 2002

Faculty Instructor

(Continuing Education)

ESL/Bilingual Endorsement Program

Portland State University

Portland, OR

 

 

Spring, 2000 - present

Adjunct Instructor

Education Department

Washington State University

Vancouver, WA

 

 

Summer, 2004

Adjunct Instructor

School Psychology Program

Lewis and Clark College

Portland, OR

 

Spring, 2000 - Spring, 2002

Program Specialist

Title I and ESL

Vancouver School District

Vancouver, WA

 

August, 2000 - December, 2001

Mentor Teacher

Integrated Learning Services

Vancouver School District

Vancouver, WA

 

August, 1998 - August, 2000

Bilingual Resource Specialist

Special Education (K-6)

Vista Unified School District

 

 

July, 1997 - June, 1998

Bilingual Special Day Class Teacher

Special Education (K-6)

Encinitas Union School District

Encinitas, CA

 

August, 1992 - July, 1997

Chapter 1 Teacher (part-time)

Ocean Knoll Elementary School (K-6)

Encinitas Union School District

Encinitas, CA

 

August, 1989 - June, 1992

Bilingual Teacher

Solana Vista Elementary School (Kindergarten)

Solana Beach School District

Solana Beach, CA

 

August, 1985 - June, 1989

Special Day Class Teacher

Oak Crest Junior High School (7-9)

San Dieguito Union High School District

Encinitas, CA

 

January, 1984 - June, 1984

Special Day Class Teacher

San Luis Rey Psychiatric Hospital (ages 5-21)

San Dieguito Union High School District

Encinitas, CA

July, 1984 - June, 1985

Dissertation

May, 2007. "The Impact of Cultural Loading and Linguistic Demand on the Performance

of English/Spanish Bilinguals on Spanish Language Cognitive Tests. Leslie Munson,

Advisor.

 

Refereed Publications

Chapters

Brown, J.E., Smallman, S., & Hitz, R.  (in press).  The bilingual teacher pathway program.  
 
Crockett, D., Brown, J.E. Culturally responsive response to intervention.  In J. Jones (Eds.,), 
               Multicultural school psychology practices.  Bethesda, MD:  National Association of 
               School Psychology.
 
Lenski, S.D., Mack, C, & Brown, J. E. (2008). Critical elements for literacy instruction of
teacher candidates for urban settings. In L.M. Morrow, L. Wilkinson, & V. Chou (Eds.), Improving the preparation of teachers of reading in urban settings. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
 

Peer-reviewed Articles

 

Brown, J.E., & Doolittle, J. (2008, May/June). A cultural, linguistic, and ecological frame-

Work for response to intervention with English language learners. Teaching

Exceptional Children, 40(5), 66-72.

 

Brown, J.E., & Doolittle, J. (2008). A cultural, linguistic, and ecological framework for

response to intervention: A preliminary guide. Practitioner Brief Series.

Boulder, CO: National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems.

 

Brown, J.E. (2005). Highly qualified minority teachers: Do high-stakes teacher tests weed

out those we need most? The International Journal of Educational Policy Research and

Practice, 6(1), 105-137.

 

Peterson, K.D., Wahlquist, C., Brown, J.E., & Mukhopadhyay, S. (2007). Parent surveys for

teacher evaluation. Journal of Personnel Evaluation in Education.

 

Brown, J.E. (2004). Designing and implementing two-way bilingual programs. [Review of the

book Designing and implementing two-way bilingual programs: A step-by-step guide for

administrators, teachers and parents]. Bilingual Research Journal, 28(3), 359-362.

Presentations at Professional Meetings

Invited Presentations

 

Brown, J.E. (2008, February). The use and interpretation of the Woodcock Johnson III tests

of academic and cognitive abilities. Training presented to the Reynolds School District,

Fairview, OR.

 

Brown, J.E. (2008, February). Distinguishing dyslexia from cultural, linguistic and experiential

difference. Workshop presented at the ORBIDA Conference, Corvallis, OR.

 

Brown, J.E. (2007, September). English language learners. Workshop presented at the

Robert Noyce Scholarship Retreat, Portland State University.

 

Brown, J.E. (2007, November). Reducing disproportionate representation of English Language

Learner students in special education: A comprehensive framework for determining difference from disability. Workshop presented to the Canby School District, Canby, OR.

 

Brown, J.E., (2007, June). Determining special education eligibility for English language

learner students. Workshop presented at the Confederation of School Administrators

Pre-Conference, Seaside, OR.

 

Brown, J.E., (2007, May) Urban teacher education: Literacy leaders for urban yeacher

education (LLUTE) review of policies, practices, and possibilities. Panel workshop

presented at the International Reading Association Conference, Toronto, Canada.

 

Brown, J.E., & Klingner, J. (2007, February). Transforming teaching and learning. Pre-conference

workshop presented at the National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems

Conference, Washington, DC.

 

Brown, J.E. (2006, October). A cultural, linguistic, and ecological framework for response to

Intervention. Workshop presented at the Confederation of School Administrators Annual Fall Conference, Eugene, OR.

 

Brown, J.E. (2006, June). A New Framework: RTI for Diverse Learners. Workshop presented

at the Confederation of School Administrators Pre-Conference, Seaside, OR.

 

Brown, J.E. (2006, May). Response to Intervention: What's Different for ELL Students?

Workshop presented at the Confederation of School Administrators RTI Conference, Eugene, OR.

 

Brown, J.E. (2006, April). Minimizing culture and language effects in standardized assessment.

Oregon Health and Sciences University's Assessment and Intervention in Spanish-English Speaking Pediatric Populations Symposium, Portland, OR.

 

Brown, J.E. (2005, November). National Training on the Bateria III Academic and Cognitive Test, Clackamas Educational Service District.

 

Brown, J.E. (2005, October). Cultural competency: A new approach to classroom management.

Thirteenth Annual PSU Weekend, Portland, Or.

 

Brown, J.E. (2005, May). Training on the Bateria III Achievement Test, Vista Unified School District.

 

Brown, J.E., & Pullen, L. (2004, August). Interpreter/translators in special education:

Training for paraprofessionals. Workshop presented at the Oregon Bilingual Educators

Conference, Hillsboro, OR.

 

Brown, J.E. (2003, August). Working with LEP students with special needs. Workshop

presented at the Oregon Bilingual Educators Conference, Hillsboro, OR.

 

Brown, J.E., & Swedo, J. (2001, November). Fair and equitable assessment of culturally

and linguistically diverse students. Workshop presented at the Washington State

Association of School Psychologists, Olympia, WA.

 

Brown, J.E., & Kerr, P. (2000, March). Assessment of children with limited English proficiency:

Part 1 and Part 11. Workshops presented at the School Psychology Tri-State 2000

Conference, Portland, OR.

 

Peer-reviewed Presentations

 

Brown, J.E., & Pullen, L. (2008, April). Latinas: De raices a flores. A workshop presented at the

MEChA Statewide High School Conference, Forest Grove, OR.

 

Brown, J.E., & Pullen, L. (2008, February). The bilingual teacher pathway program. A

workshop presented at the Student Retention Conference, Portland Community College,

Portland, OR.

 

Brown, J.E., & Ruben, B. (2007, November). Equitable response to intervention for English language learners. Poster presentation at the National Council for Teachers of English,

New York.

 

Brown, J.E., & Doolittle, J. (2007, February). A cultural, linguistic, and ecological framework

for response to intervention: A preliminary guide. Workshop presented at the National

Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems Conference, Washington, DC.

 

Brown, J.E., & Brown, B.L. (2006, April). Facilitating resolution across cultural divides.

Workshop presented at the 14th Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference,

Seattle, WA.

 

Brown, J.E. (2006, March). Effective teaching strategies for teaching literacy to ELL students.

Oregon Council for Teachers of English Annual Conference, Portland, OR.

 

Brown, J.E. (2006, February). Using the culture-language interpretive matrix as a

framework for nondiscriminatory assessment of English language learners.

Workshop presented at the National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational

Systems Forum on Disproportionality, Denver, CO.

 

Brown, J.E. (2006, January). Using the culture-language interpretive framework for

distinguishing between disabled and different. Workshop presented at the National

Association for Bilingual Education, Phoenix, AZ.

 

Brown, J.E., & Pullen, L. (2006, January). Success stories of bilingual/bicultural "seedling"

teachers from a grow your own teacher preparation model. Workshop presented at the

National Association for Bilingual Education, Phoenix, AZ.

 

Brown, J.E. (2005, September). Use of the culture-language interpretive matrix:

A framework for non-biased assessments. Poster presentation at the LASER

Research Conference, Tampa, FL.

 

Brown, J.E., & Schmidt, S. (1998, November). Implementing culturally and linguistically

appropriate goals. Workshop presented at the 10th Annual Bilingual Cross-Cultural

Special Education Conference, San Diego, CA.

 

Brown, J.E., & Schmidt, S. (1998, November). Writing and implementing culturally and

linguistically appropriate IEP goals and objectives. Workshop presented at the 1998

Symposium on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners, Council

for Exceptional Children, Washington, DC.

 

Brown, J.E. (1998, February). Culturally and linguistically appropriate goals and objectives:

New strategies and perspectives. Symposium presented at the 27th Annual Conference

of the National Association for Bilingual Education, Dallas, TX.

 

Brown, J.E., Ortiz, S.O., & Schmidt, S. (1998, February). Integrating bilingual language

development and special education programs: Strategies for diverse exceptional students. Workshop presented at the 23rd Annual Conference of the California Associa-

tion for Bilingual Education, San Jose, CA.

 

Brown, J.E., & Schmidt, S. (1997, August). Culturally and linguistically appropriate goals

and objectives: New strategies and perspectives. Workshop presented at the 3rd Annual

Teaching Spanish to Native Speakers Conference, Las Cruces, NM.

 

Ortiz, S.O. & Brown, J.E. (1996, February). Categorical and inclusive education: Bridging

instructional approaches for culturally and linguistically diverse exceptional students.

Workshop presented at the Annual Conference of the California Council for Exceptional

Children, Ontario, CA.

Honors, Grants, and Fellowships

Recipient of Third Annual Portland State University Faculty Diversity Award, April 2007.

 

Director and Principal Investigator, Office of English Language Acquisition Personnel

Preparation Grant. Received $1,490.395 over a five-year period to develop a preservice

teacher licensure program for bilingual/bicultural paraprofessionals in special education.

Award period July 1, 2007 through July 2, 2012.

 

Co-Director and Co-Principal Investigator, OSEP Personnel Preparation Grant. Received $800,000 over a four-year period to develop a preservice teacher education program for

bilingual/bicultural paraprofessionals for licensure in EI/SE. Award period January,

2007 through January, 2111.

 

LASER Mini-Grant Recipient. Received $5,000 mini-grant award in August, 2004, for research entitled: Using the CHC Culture and Language Matrices for Non-discriminatory Assessment. Grant funded by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services through the University of South Florida. Award period August, 2004 to June, 2005.

 

Director and Principal Investigator, OELA Title III Professional Development Grant, September,

2002 - present. Received $2.25 million dollars over a five-year period to establish a

preservice teacher education program for bilingual/bicultural paraprofessionals. Award

period August, 2002 through August, 2007.

 

Trainer of Trainers, Riverside Publishing Corporation, June 2002. Selected as one of 14 national trainers for the new Bateria III Tests of Cognitive Ability and Academic Achievement.

 

Other Research and Creative Achievements

Climate Survey Research Project. Consulted with Dr. Susan Rankin. Developed an on-line Climate Survey for the Graduate School of Education's administration, faculty,

staff, and students. Survey was voluntary and completed in Winter, 2005.

 

Other Teaching, Mentoring and Curricular Achievements

Developed courses for Continuing Education, Portland State University

READ 551: Teaching Reading the Struggling Readers (co-developed with Dr. Sun-

Irminger) (3 credits)

CI 410/510: Bilingual Children Ages 2 - 5: Program Models, Assessment and Classroom

Methods (3 credits)

 

Developed courses for Applied Linguistic Department, University of Massachusetts Boston

APLING 671: The Bilingual Child with Special Needs (on-line) (3 semester credits)

APLING 603: Cross-Cultural Perspectives (3 semester credits)

Developed courses for Washington State University, Vancouver

TL 411: Theories and Methods of Biliteracy Instruction (3 semester credits)

 

Developed courses for Lewis and Clark College

CPSY 538: Intellectual and Academic Assessment II (3 semester credits)

 

Courses Taught

ED 512 Diagnostic Assessment Portland State University

 

SPED 410/510 Working with LEP Children with Special Needs Portland State University

 

READ 551 Teaching Reading to Struggling Students Portland State University

 

CI 412/512 Teaching and Learning in a Diverse Society Portland State University

 

CI 410/51 Bilingual Children Ages 2-5: Program Models, Assessment and Classroom

Methods Portland State University

 

TL 411 Theories and Methods of Biliteracy Instruction Washington State University

 

CPSY 538 Intellectual and Academic Assessment II Lewis and Clark College

 

APLING 603 Cross-cultural Perspectives University of Massachusetts,

Boston

Other Community Outreach

 

Editorial Board Member, Oregon Encyclopedia, Spring, 2007.

 

Executive Board, Guadalajara-Portland Sister Cities Association. Fall, 2007.

 

Historian, Executive Board, Oregon Association of Latino Administrators, Fall, 2005 - present. Founding member of this organization whose goal is to provide support and mentoring to aspiring Latino educational leaders.

 

Advisory Board Member, Clackamas Community College OELA Tile III, December, 2000 - present. This program provides an initial program for bilingual/bicultural paraprofessionals who aspire to be licensed teachers.

 

Significant Professional Development Activities

Teaching reading to English language learners. Trainer of Trainers workshop. Center for

Applied Linguistics, July 2008, Washington, DC.

Dynamic assessment and classroom learning: Making RTI work in the schools. Received certification in Dynamic Assessment from Dr. Mogens Jensen, International Center for Mediate Learning, August 2006, Sacramento, CA.

 

Governance Activities for the University, College, Department

 

Doctoral Student Representative, Program and Policy Committee, Fall, 2003 through present.

 

Curriculum and Instruction Representative, Program and Policy Committee, Fall, 2001 through

Spring 2003.

 

Curriculum and Instruction Representative, Faculty Senate, Fall, 2005 to present.

Professionally-related Service

 

National Response to Intervention Technical Assistance Center Advisory Board, member, January,

2007 - present.

 

Oregon Department of Education, Accommodations Panel, member, January, 2006 - present.

 

Oregon Department of Education, National Panel, Technical Advisory Committee, member, March, 2006 - 2007.

Memberships in Professional Societies

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

 

International Reading Association (IRA)

 

National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)

 

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

 

Oregon Association of Latino Administrators (OALA)

 

 

References


Samuel O. Ortiz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dept. of Psychology

St. John's University

8000 Utopia Parkway

Jamaica, NY 11439

(781) 990-6368

Email: ortizs@stjohns.edu

 

Donaldo Macedo, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts & Education

Applied Linguistics College of Arts & Sciences

University of Massachusetts Boston

100 Morrissey Boulevard

Boston, MA 02125-3393

(617) 287-5767

Email: donaldo.macedo@umb.edu

 

Leslie Munson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Special & Counselor Education

Portland State University

P.O. Box 751

Portland, OR 97207-0751

(503) 725-4687

Email: munsonl@pdx.edu

Carol L. Mack, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Academic Administration and Planning

Office of Academic Affairs

Portland State University

P.O. Box 751

Portland, OR 97207-0751

(503) 725-3419

Email: mackc@pdx.edu