Joanna Wong

Joanna Wong

    Personal profile


    Dr. Joanna Wong is committed to addressing social justice and equity issues related to the language and literacy education of culturally and linguistically diverse students. She grounds her teaching and approach to research in over fourteen years of experience working in the Oakland Unified School District. She has worked as an elementary teacher, site-based instructional coach, and district literacy specialist. Dr. Wong is also co-founder of Esperanza Elementary, a Spanish-English dual-language immersion school in OUSD.  Her research interests include bilingual writing, teacher education, and qualitative research methods. Publications include articles in International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, Bilingual Research Journal, International Multilingual Research Journal, and book chapters in Second Language Writing in Elementary Classrooms (Palgrave Macmillan) and The Career Trajectories of English Teachers (Symposium Books). 


    • Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education
    • Teacher Education and Professional Development
    • Language and Literacy Education