Oaxaca Working                                            Photo Credit: Tim Porter

Tatyana Kleyn, Associate Professor and Director

Programs in Bilingual Education & TESOL, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture

City College of New York, City University of New York

Email: tkleyn.ccny@gmail.com

Office: NAC 4/211B

Tatyana Kleyn is a Public Scholar for the New York Council for Humanities.  In 2014-15 she was President of the New York State Association for Bilingual Education (NYSABE) and a Fulbright Scholar in Oaxaca, Mexico.  She served as acting co-PI for the CUNY New York State Initiative on Emergent Bilinguals that supports administrators in developing school-wide bilingual ecologies.  In 2007 she received an Ed.D. in international educational development at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her dissertation, focused on the intersections of bilingual and multicultural education in Spanish, Haitian, Chinese and Russian bilingual classrooms, earned second place in the Outstanding Dissertation Award for NABE. She is author of “Immigration: The Ultimate Teen Guide” (Scarecrow Press, 2011) and co-author of “Teaching in Two Languages: A Guide for K-12 Bilingual Educators” with Adelman Reyes (Corwin Press, 2010). She is the director of the documentaries “Living Undocumented: High School, College and Beyond” and “Una Vida, Dos Países: Children and Youth (Back) in Mexico.” Tatyana has published about the educational of the Garífuna in Honduras and ‘Long-Term English Learners’ in NYC secondary schools (with Kate Menken).  She was an elementary school teacher in San Pedro Sula, Honduras and Atlanta, Georgia.

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