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2012    Ph. D. Reading (In Literacy and Language Studies Program)      University of North Texas

            Minor in Spanish                

2004    M. Ed. Elementary Education     Texas Christian University               

2002    B. A. Spanish    Minor in Education      Texas Christian University                


Dr. Stewart began her career working with elementary and middle school English learners in Fort Worth ISD.  She later taught adult English as a Second Language and Spanish classes.  Just prior to joining the TWU faculty, she taught teacher education courses at the University of North Texas where she won the university’s Most Outstanding Teaching Fellow award in 2010. 

Dr. Stewart’s research interests include leveraging the out-of-school literacies of adolescent English learners to promote academic success.  She is also interested in multilingual and multicultural literature that honors students’ cultural and language backgrounds.  Additionally, she is interested in developing bilingual and biliterate skills in all children of all language backgrounds and ages.  For her research with adolescent immigrants she was awarded the Phi Delta Kappa International Outstanding Dissertation award and has published her research in various journals.  She is an active member of the National Association of Bilingual Education, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, American Educational Research Association, and Literacy Research Association. 

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