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We are a team of students and faculty from the Department of Teaching & Learning at New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development in New York City. We believe in: 

-  education that actively seeks to dismantle white supremacy, homophobia, patriarchy, and bias

-  teachers as activists and advocates

-  schools connected to communities and families

-  students as experts and leaders

-  kindness, inclusivity, and love as foundational for teaching and learning

Heather Homonoff Woodley, PhD is a teacher-educator, researcher, writer, and mother. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of TESOL and Bilingual Education in the Department of Teaching & Learning at NYU Steinhardt. Her research focuses on meeting the academic, linguistic and social-emotional needs of emergent bilinguals, particularly Muslim immigrant youth who speak less common languages. Woodley was a Fulbright Scholar in Morocco, and earned her PhD in Urban Education at The Graduate Center, City University of New York . She was recently a Research Assistant with the CUNY-NYSIEB. Prior to this, she taught middle and high school TESOL and ELA in the Bronx and Washington, DC, and was a teacher-educator at City College, CUNY and with the NYC and DC Teaching Fellows.

Sarah Yunus is a graduating senior in NYU Steinhardt, double majoring in Childhood Education/Special Education and History. At NYU, Sarah is a Commuter Assistant, mentoring a cohort of Steinhardt first-year commuter students throughout their first year of college. Additionally, Sarah is the Club Educator for UNICEF at NYU, a campus chapter of the United Nations Children’s Fund.

Zhenmo Zhu is a graduate student in TESOL and Foreign Language Education at NYU Steinhardt. She taught English to K-12 students in China and has experience in teaching Chinese to adult. During her undergraduate study, she initiated a project focusing on interpersonal communication and language gains through the weekly Language Corner workshop. 

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