Ph.D., Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico;
M.A., Northwestern University;
B.A., Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Ind.
Second language acquisition, leadership, teacher development, supervision, technology integration, differentiated instruction, dual immersion, bilingualism, ELLs, educational change
Dr. Simpson teaches at the master's level in the education department at The National Hispanic University. Her dissertation on leadership and technology integration was a yearlong case study of the Mary Scroggs PreK–5 Public School in Chapel Hill, N.C., a school that has successfully integrated technology into all classrooms, including dual immersion in Spanish–English. Her career has always focused on second language acquisition, challenges for teachers in second language and multilingual classrooms, and leadership issues concerning technology integration and teacher supervision. Dr. Simpson served as the director of the elementary/intensive Spanish programs and was the technical coordinator at Northwestern University, where she taught Spanish for 18 years. Additionally, she was a middle school Spanish teacher and an assistant principal at a K—8 school earlier in her career.
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