Diane W. Gómez, Ph.D.
Professional Development Schools Liaison
Park Avenue School
Port Chester, New York
Diane Gómez is an Associate Professor of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Foreign Languages and chairperson of the department of Educational Leadership and Special Subject of Manhattanville's School of Education. Additionally she is the Professional Development School (PDS) liaison at Park Avenue School, Port Chester, NY. She teaches a variety of courses in areas second language acquisition, instruction and methodology.
Prior to her appointment at Manhattanville, Dr. Gómez was an adjunct professor of graduate education at Fordham University and Iona College and an adjunct professor of undergraduate Spanish at Manhattanville. She has experience working with New York City teaching fellows teaching courses in culturally and linguistically diverse adolescents and action research for portfolios. Dr. Gómez has over thirty years of experience teaching foreign language at all levels in the public school system. She has also served as a Spanish teacher for special needs adolescents, elementary bilingual gifted and talented children and general special education at the middle school level.
Dr. Gómez has presented numerous papers and workshops at international, national, and local conferences on the topics of student-centered second language classrooms, differentiated instruction, teacher education, and dual language programs in the context of professional development schools and full service community schools. Recent publications include three coauthored chapter entries in the Breaking the Mold: Innovative and Successful Practices for the 21st Century book series (Honigsfeld & Cohan, editors, Rowman & Littlefield Education) and the book, Changing Suburbs, Changing Students (Corwin, 2012), a collaborative work of Manhattanville School of Education's Changing Suburbs Institute.
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