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All Spotlights » Dr. Amy Masko Grand Marshall Fall 2011 Convocation
Dr. Amy Masko is currently an associate professor of English education at GVSU. Dr. Masko is a passionate educator focused on fairness and equity in the field of education. She began her career as a kindergarten teacher, which allowed her to witness the most exciting and fastest changing stage of literacy development in children: emergent reading. Later she went on to teach middle school science and language arts. After earning her Masters degree in literacy, she went to work for The Bridge Project, an educational non-profit located in Denver's public housing developments. She served as the Director for Education, as well as one of the site directors for the program.
Dr. Masko earned her Ph.D. from the University of Denver in Curriculum and Instruction: Urban Education. Her dissertation was an ethnographic study of interracial relationships among a diverse group of children in an after school program. This work began her scholarship in race and schooling. She has since conducted research examining how race manifests itself in urban schools, culturally competent teaching practices, poverty and schooling, and the cultural congruence between home and school.