DR. SOCORRO HERRERA is a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education at Kansas State University and serves as the Executive
Director of the Center for Intercultural and Multilingual Advocacy (CIMA). She is certified in elementary education, bilingual education, and school counseling. As an
international keynote speaker, district consultant, and trainer of trainers, she has collaborated with teachers across the country and the world to chart new paths to academic success for culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners. Her research focuses on the role that personal histories of the learner, family, and teacher play in literacy development and culturally responsive, sustaining pedagogy; math and reading strategies; and teacher preparation for diverse classrooms. Dr. Herrera has authored 10 textbooks and numerous articles for publication in journals such as Bilingual Research Journal, Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, Journal of Research in Education, Journal of Latinos and Education, Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, International Journal of Multicultural Education, Teacher Education Quarterly, and Urban Education.