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Susana Ibarra Johnson

Susana Ibarra Johnson
Assistant Professor

Contact Info
(575) 646-3243
O’Donnell Hall 201C



Dr. Susana Ibarra Johnson is an assistant professor in bilingual education and TESOL in the School of Teacher Preparation, Administration, and Leadership. Dr. Ibarra Johnson is one of the co-authors of The Translanguaging Classroom: Leveraging Student Bilingualism for Learning along with Ofelia García and Kate Seltzer. Her commitment to improving the education of bilingual students is grounded in her experience as a bilingual learner and teacher. She has been a professional development specialist, associate researcher for WIDA, director of bilingual multicultural education programs at Bernalillo Public Schools, and most recently a district biliteracy specialist for Albuquerque Public Schools. Her research focuses on translanguaging pedagogy in bilingual education and English language development contexts.