EduCorps Faculty Lead at SSU

The School of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Theresa Burruel Stone as the inaugural EduCorps Faculty Lead for the Sonoma State University campus. As one of the CSU Chancellor’s Office Educator Preparation and Public School Programs, EduCorps represents the community of individuals interested in growing the future through teaching. Its purposes are to significantly increase the number and diversity of students entering CSU’s teacher preparation programs, especially in high-need areas such as math, science, special education, and bilingual education, and to provide ongoing, high-quality support to members on their path to earning their teaching credentials. EduCorps is for high school, community college and undergraduate students, credential students, and career changers, offering resources and support for every step of your journey to become a teacher. As the EduCorps Faculty Lead for Sonoma State, Dr. Burruel Stone will support the CSU’s commitment to equity and excellence in education that is vital to California’s future and central to teacher preparation at the California State University. Working directly with undergraduate students in pre-teaching professional pathways, Dr. Burruel Stone and our two PUERTA Program Teaching Ambassadors (current credential program students Jennifer Silva and Andre Beard) will be implementing a series of professional development opportunities throughout the spring 2021 semester for SSU students with aspirations to become future teachers.

Dr. Theresa Burruel Stone 

Dr. Theresa Burruel Stone is an Assistant Professor of English Education at Sonoma State University. She joined the English Department at SSU in 2019 and teaches classes for future secondary English Language Arts teachers. Her scholarly work draws from the fields of education, ethnic studies, and linguistic anthropology to examine the varied roles of schooling and education within racialized peoples’ desires for and efforts towards dignified lives. Her research emphasizes the histories, narratives, and politics of place in order to underscore connections between social practices and material relations. Dr. Burruel Stone taught English Language Arts and Puente, a college preparation program, for eight years at public high schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California. She earned her doctorate in Education at the University of California, Berkeley in the Graduate School of Education’s Language, Literacy, and Culture program where she worked with preservice teachers in the Berkeley Educators for Equity and Excellence and the Multicultural Urban Secondary English programs. She completed her BA in English, MA in Education, and Single Subject Credential at Chapman University. She recently received the AERA Latinx Research Issues SIG’s Dissertation of the Year Award.