Margarita Zisselsberger, Ph.D.
- Academic Focus Literacy Education
Margarita Gomez Zisselsberger, professor of literacy education in Loyola's School of Education, earned her B.A. in Political Science and Communications from Boston College, her master’s in Education from State University of New York at Binghampton, and her doctoral degree in Language, Learning, and Literacy from Boston College. Her prior experience includes work as a bilingual elementary school teacher in California and an inclusive elementary teacher in New York. She uses those experiences to focus her research and teaching; her primary interests include understanding the writing development of culturally and linguistically diverse learners, and improving their literacy achievement in urban settings. Zisselsberger serves as the mentor at Archbishop Borders K-8 Dual Language Community School in Baltimore, as well as on several national editorial review boards for language and literacy journals.
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I am particularly interested in developing assessment tools that measure the cultural and linguistic competencies that multilingual and multicultural students bring to schooling.