edd@sfsu.edu's blog

Mentoring is multi-generational. That's where you can get into the real nitty gritty of how to better dig deeper into the context of addressing connections of race, class, gender, etc. to unfair and unjust institutional systems in education, in schools, in local and federal policies, health ...etc.  that many of the immigrant communities of color be more informed of what's going on and how to access support and services in their neighborhood and larger community.  It begs the question of "How critically relevant, responsive, and organized is the mentoring that is taking place?

If you aren't able to serve on a committee, but would still like to give back to the program you can do so in the following ways:
  • Donate books for EDDL students to use. Textbooks, journals, or additional reading materials that students could benefit from throughout their time in the program. If interested, please contact: Lauren Ford

2019 SFSU EdD Graduates 


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Ana Maria Barrera

Ana Maria Barrera

San Francisco State Ed.D. Graduates 2019


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Another community of scholars I want to highlight are our Early Childhood Educators, who have for the past two years been working as fellows through a grant awarded to the EdD program by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. This group of 6 early childhood specialists includes: Samyalisa Enright, Isabel Eliaschev, Ashley Williams, Denicia Cormier Carlay, Martha Melgoza, and Haneefah Shuaibe, and their research coordinator, Dr. Patricia Sullivan.

How have you applied what you learned, through the EDDL program experience and research, to your new role?

The skills and knowledge that I gained through the program prepared me well to apply for my current position.  Since being hired, there are several key areas where my experiences in the program have served me well in my current role.