2023-24 Østfold Roving Scholar, Elizabeth Grassi

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Elizabeth Grassi is a Professor of Education at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. She is also an International Certified Mindfulness Teacher (IMTA). She specializes in multilingual/multicultural education, language learning, equity-based Educational assessment, and meditation/contemplative practices. Elizabeth was awarded Teacher of the Year, for her work as a middle school teacher in English Language Development and Faculty Lecturer of the Year for her work as a professor in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education. Elizabeth teaches courses in language acquisition and language learning, culturally responsive Education, History of Education, Educational Assessment, and meditation and well-being. 

Elizabeth’s scholarship focuses on three areas: the impact of domestic community-based learning on teachers-in-training; mindfulness practices for reducing stress and increasing retention in college-students; and equity issues around culturally and linguistically diverse students. Her textbook, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Children, (Sage Publications), addresses the differences between the language acquisition process and learning disabilities. 

Elizabeth enjoys hiking and biking with her family, cooking for groups of people, reading almost anything, and learning languages.

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