Education

  • Ph.D., Educational Leadership for Innovation and Social Justice, University of San Diego
  • M.A., Education: Reading and Literacy, San Diego State University
  • Certificate of Spanish Language Learning, ITESO Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara
  • Teaching Credential: Single Subject English Credential, Chapman University
  • B.A., English, University of Washington
  • A.A., English, Highline Community College

Publications & Presentations

  • McConnell, M. & Metz-Matthews, K. Lessons and transformations from the Borderlands: Preparing educators to support emerging bilinguals. In A. Esmail (Ed.), English Language Learners: A Social Change Perspective. (Forthcoming 2021)
  • Metz-Matthews, K. & McConnell, M. Critical educulturalism and social positionality exploration: Teacher education culture circles in the Borderlands. In S. Barros & L. de Oliveira (Eds.), Freirean Approaches to Language Education: Celebrating 50 years of Pedagogia do Oprimido. Routledge. (Forthcoming 2021)
  • Metz-Matthews, K. & McConnell, M. Invisible Barriers: How Adult Literacy Practices Impact
  • Youth Conscientization. (In Preparation)
  • Lattimer, H., Mandell, H., & McConnell, M. (2014). Student teacher "do's" and "don'ts": A
  • guide to surviving and thriving in the field. CCNews: Newsletter of the California
  • Council on Teacher Education, 25(4), 19-21.