We The People Co-Director
Project co-director Dr. Leah Durán is an assistant professor of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies, who taught in elementary ESL and bilingual classrooms. She teaches courses on children's literature, language development and literacy instruction. As a teacher educator, she provides bimonthly professional development to mentor teachers and pre-service teachers. As a scholar, she works with in-service teachers to engage in inquiry-based design research related to literacy teaching. She coordinates a local outreach program called Wildcat Literacy Studio which pairs pre-service teachers with children in Tucson public schools.