Maite (María Teresa) Sánchez
Maite (María Teresa) Sánchez is an Assistant Professor of Bilingual Education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Hunter College. She is also Project Advisor for the CUNY-New York State Initiative for Emergent Bilinguals (CUNY-NYSIEB) (www.cuny-nysieb.org); she served as its Project Director from 2012 until August 2017. Before arriving to New York, she was a Senior Research Associate at Education Development Center (EDC) where she worked on several projects relating to issues of emergent bilinguals. Maite has also experience in project evaluation, professional development and materials development all related to supporting the education of bilingual, and emergent bilingual, students. With a Ph.D. in education (from Boston College), a M.Ed. in education (from Northeastern University), and a B.A in psychology (from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú), Maite’s research focuses on language education policy and practice, bilingual education, instruction for emergent bilinguals in different educational settings, and translanguaging. Maite is a Kundalini Yoga instructor certified by the Kundalini Research Institute and has been teaching Kundalini Yoga, first in Boston, MA and currently in Brooklyn, NY since 2011.