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Dr. Vonzell Agosto
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Dr. Vonzell Agosto began her teaching career as a teacher's aide in a suburban day school for students who were diagnosed as severely disabled. She later worked for several years in a comprehensive high school in Chicago as a special education teacher and consultant in an inclusive education program in self contained and team taught settings. Her teaching continued as a graduate teaching assistant for a Multicultural Learning Community Seminar at the University of Wisconsin - Madison where she earned her PhD in the department of curriculum and instruction.
Dr. Agosto's research
focuses on issues of curriculum (theory, inquiry, policy), leadership preparation, and anti-oppressive education. She has presented her research at major conferences including the American Education Research Association, National Association of Multicultural Education, Association for Teacher Educators, University Council of Educational Administrators, Bergamo, and the Equity and Social Justice Conference. Her publications include handbook chapters and articles in Race, Ethnicity & Education, Teachers College Record, and the Journal of Negro Education.
While a graduate student Dr. Agosto trained in Theatre of the Oppressed techniques and applied them as a facilitator of anti-racist workshops for community and campus organizations and conferences. She was awarded a fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee's Institute on Race and Ethnicity during 2007-2008. She is acknowledged as an exemplary diversity scholar by the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.
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