Carla España is a bilingual teacher educator, researcher, writer, literacy consultant, and speaker.

Carla España teaches in-service and pre-service teachers in the Bilingual Program at Hunter College, School of Education. She has taught Bilingual Education Foundations, Bilingual Literacy, and Multicultural Education courses in this program. Outside of this program, Carla has taught undergraduate students in the QUEST program (Literacy Across the Content Areas) and graduate students in the Literacy program (Literacy Research for Change).

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Carla collaborates with schools across New York City through partnerships for student teachers. Carla also partners with teachers in East Harlem, NYC for the Read East Harlem project, co-planning and co-teaching in K-2 settings.

Carla has facilitated literacy curriculum planning and lesson demonstrations with K-12 staff in New York City public schools, international schools in Bogotá, Colombia and Santiago, Chile and across different states in the United States through Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. She has worked with educators in Guadalajara, Mexico and international educators in South Asian schools.

Her research interests include bilingual education, translanguaging, culturally sustaining pedagogies, arts integration, Latinx education, teaching for social justice, curriculum development, and teacher preparation.

You can read Carla's dissertation, "Escribiendo para desahogarme: Release and Resistance in a Middle School Bilingual Writing Workshop" here.


“I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the support you gave me ... Not only were you always there when I needed help figuring something out or for giving me awesome feedback ...just being in your class and seeing your passion for teaching and for making sure our curriculum was compassionate and inclusive of all, continues to inspire me. I try to think carefully of how I want to teach the kids and I hope I can inspire them to be kind compassionate people in this world.”
— Cristina, NYC pre-service teacher (now teaching in Long Island, NY!)