As a lecturer at SSU, I aim to cultivate dynamic learning environments that center on critical thought and deliberation. I serve as lecturer in both Curriculum Studies and Secondary Education (CSSE) in the School of Education and the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies. Alongside teaching an array of courses, I also serve as edTPA coordinator for the secondary single-subject program in CSSE. My research interests focus on the history of education - with an emphasis on race-based policies, the academic pipeline for Latinx students, civic engagement, and democratic theory. Prior to teaching at the university level, I taught high school history and English language development.
- Ph.D. Candidate (currently A.B.D.), University of Colorado at Boulder
- M.A. in History: Modern United States History (With Distinction), University of Colorado at Boulder
- Teaching Licenses (Colorado and Wisconsin), Edgewood College: (a) Secondary social studies (b)(k-12) English Language Development –formally titled ESL; also highly qualified in secondary English
- B.A. in History: United States History, minor in Latin American Studies, Western Washington University
- Foundations of Education
- Educational Policy and Practice
- History of Education
- Multiculturalism, Race, and Ethnicity
- Critical Pedagogy
School of Education
- EDEC 160A/B Social Justice in Childhood and Adolescence
- EDUC 417 School and Society
- EDSS 442 Teaching and Learning for Equity and Agency
- EDSS 443B Creating Effective Learning Communities: Seminar
- EDSS 458 Student Teaching in Multicultural Settings
- EDSS 459 Seminar for Secondary Student Teacher
- EDUC 570 The Reflective Educator
- EDUC 585 Curriculum Development: Theory, Practice, and Evaluation
Chicano and Latino Studies
- CALS 219 The Latinx and Chicanx Experience
- CALS 456 Sociology of Education/Latinos and Education
- Lecturer, Curriculum Studies and Secondary Education, Sonoma State University
- Lecturer, Chicano and Latino Studies, Sonoma State University
- Research Associate, Colorado Education Initiative
- Instructor, University of Colorado at Boulder and University of Colorado at Denver
- Social Studies and ELD Teacher, Jefferson County School District in Colorado
- Suarez, M. (2017). Book Review: History of Education Quarterly Aztlan Arizona: Mexican American Educational Empowerment, 1968-1978.
- Suarez, M. & Dominguez, M. (2015). “Carrying that Weight”: ESL Teacher Negotiations Toward Advocacy & Equity. Radical Pedagogy.
- Suarez, M. (2015). Book Review: “Comfortable Inaction, In Action” Education’s Histories Education’s Desegregating Chicago’s Public Schools: Policy Implementation, Politics, and Protest, 1965-1985.
- Suarez, M. (2015) Article Review: “We are All Historical Actors” Youth Historians in Harlem Education’s Histories.