Marilee Coles-Ritchie has experience working in the field of language acquisition and multicultural education for over 20 years. She has taught English learners in many diverse settings including a public high school in Douglas, Arizona, a bilingual secondary school in Quito, Ecuador, and an elementary school in the Navajo Nation. She has a Masters of Teaching degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and a Ph.D. in Cultural and Social Foundations of Education. As Associate Professor at Westminster College, she teaches educational foundations, qualitative research methods, and ESL endorsement courses.
Coles-Ritchie, M. & Charles, W. (2011). Indigenizing assessment using community funds of knowledge: A critical action research study. Journal of American Indian Education, 50, 3, 24-39.
Coles-Ritchie, M. & Lugo, J. (2010). Developing a Spanish for Heritage Speakers course in an English-only state: A secondary teacher’s journey. Educational Action Research Journal, 18, 2. 197-212.