Tonya Leslie - Visiting Instructor.
Tonya LeslieVisiting Instructor.
Art and Design Education.
Steuben Hall 2
13/FA-ADE-506-02 Literacy and Language Acquisition in the Classroom
13/FA-ADE-506-01 Literacy and Language Acquisition in the Classroom
13/FA-LIS-690-01 Student Teaching: 1-6
Ph.D student, New York University, Teaching and Learning, Research focus: literacy and language use in urban classrooms, current
Tonya Leslie is a doctoral candidate at New York University. Her research is around literacy and resilience in urban schools. Tonya is also a research associate at the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education where she works supporting school reform efforts nationally. Tonya obtained her MA at New York University in English Education and runs an educational content development business, which has included clients like the New York Public Library Schomburg Center, Scholastic, PBS and The New York Historical Society among others.Tonya has published extensively including scholarly articles and children’s books.
2011 Shaping a Discourse: A Historical Look at Children’s Literature, Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece
2011 Exploring the Achievement Gap, Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA
2010 The African American Presence in Early Historical Classroom Texts, Presented at the biennial First World Diaspora Conference, New Paltz, NY
2005 Teen Girls and Self Esteem inthe US , Presented at the annual Consortium of Philosophers, Havana Cuba
2005 How Girls’ Needs Should Shape Program Development. Presented at the Ophelia Project Conference, Tampa, Florida
Thomas Jefferson: A Life of Patriotism (Bellwether Media, 2007)
Rosa Parks: A Life of Courage (Bellwether Media, 2007)
Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Life of Fairness (Bellwether Media, 2007)
Abraham Lincoln: A Life of Honesty (Bellwether Media, 2007)
True You: Truths About Growing Up (Dove, 2006)
South Africa World Tour (Raintree Publishers 2004)
Braids For Naya (Rigby 1999)
Freeze Tag (Rigby 1999)
Style Hall of fame: 23 Innovations Changing the Fashion World (Ebony Magazine, 2007)
Spring Break Jungle Escape (Leader, Magazine 2006)
Risky Behavior: Can it Be Good? (Leader Magazine, 2005)
2005 Gold Lamp Ed Press Award for Distinguished Marketing Material, Teen Girls and Self Esteem Facilitator Toolkit
2002 Fulbright Hayes Fellow, Bluefields, Nicaragua The African Experience in the Americas