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REDO – About Us

The Team

  • Claudia Peralta portrait

    Claudia Peralta, Ph.D.

    Principal Investigator

    Claudia Peralta is the Principal Investigator of Project REDO. She is a Professor of Bilingual, Multilingual and Multicultural Education at Boise State University where she has worked since 2003. Dr. Peralta has a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder where she was a U.S. Department of Education Title VII Fellow. Dr. Peralta served as Chair of the Bilingual Department at Boise State University. Since arriving at Boise she is committed to provide English language learners and their families a quality and equity education. She was a founding member of the first dual immersion program in the Treasure Valley. She has received several grants making it possible to bring rural educators back to higher education. She supervised two documentaries (Latino Community in Treasure Valley, Idaho & Starting Over Again: The Refugee Experience in Boise, Idaho. She has published extensively in national and international journals and co-authored Film and Education. Capturing Bilingual Communities (2014) with Fulvio Orsitto and Fabio Caramaschi.

    Claudia Peralta is the Principal Investigator of Project REDO. She is a Professor of Bilingual, Multilingual and Multicultural Education at Boise State University where she has worked since 2003. Dr. Peralta has a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder where she was a U.S. Department of Education Title VII Fellow. Dr. Peralta served as Chair of the Bilingual Department at Boise State University. Since arriving at Boise she is committed to provide English language learners and their families a quality and equity education. She was a founding member of the first dual immersion program in the Treasure Valley. She has received several grants making it possible to bring rural educators back to higher education. She supervised two documentaries (Latino Community in Treasure Valley, Idaho & Starting Over Again: The Refugee Experience in Boise, Idaho. She has published extensively in national and international journals and co-authored Film and Education. Capturing Bilingual Communities (2014) with Fulvio Orsitto and Fabio Caramaschi.

  • Diane Boothe portrait

    Diane Boothe, D.P.A

    Coordinator

    Diane Boothe is the Coordinator of the REDO Project. She is Director of P-20 Outreach and Professor of Literacy, Language and Culture at Boise State University. Dr. Boothe served as Dean of the College of Education at Boise State University from 2005-2014. Prior to this assignment, she was Department Chair and Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of West Georgia. Dr. Boothe holds a doctorate in Public Administration from the School of Policy, Planning and Development at the University of Southern California. She has served as president of Georgia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and chair of TESOL International Higher Education Interest Section. Dr. Boothe received a Fulbright Education International Administrators award to France, and has served as the keynote speaker for numerous international conferences.

    Diane Boothe is the Coordinator of the REDO Project. She is Director of P-20 Outreach and Professor of Literacy, Language and Culture at Boise State University. Dr. Boothe served as Dean of the College of Education at Boise State University from 2005-2014. Prior to this assignment, she was Department Chair and Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of West Georgia. Dr. Boothe holds a doctorate in Public Administration from the School of Policy, Planning and Development at the University of Southern California. She has served as president of Georgia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and chair of TESOL International Higher Education Interest Section. Dr. Boothe received a Fulbright Education International Administrators award to France, and has served as the keynote speaker for numerous international conferences.

  • Jason Greenberg Motamedi

    Jason Greenber Motamedi, Ph.D.

    Lead Evaluator

    He is the lead evaluator of the REDO Project. He is a researcher and mixed methods practice expert at Education Northwest. His research has supported educators around diverse issues such as teacher training, bilingual education, and English learner (EL) instruction. With funding from the Institute for Education Sciences (IES) Regional Educational Laboratory (REL), he led a researcher-practitioner partnership with the Road Map Project, a collective impact initiative in the South Seattle area, conducting rigorous research and technical assistance. This work included multiple publications, including studies on time to reclassification for ELs, the prevalence of ELs with disabilities, advanced course taking among EL and Latino students, as well as a guide for the accurate and culturally appropriate registration of students from language backgrounds other than English. He is currently collaborating with partners in Washington (the Washington Professional Educators Standards Board) and Oregon (Portland Public Schools and Oregon State University) to create pathways for bilingual paraprofessionals to become certified teachers, and leads the evaluation of three Office of English Language Acquisition National Professional Development grants. He served on Washington’s Technical Advisory Committee for the state’s accountability plan under ESSA, and has provided expert testimony to the Washington State Board of Education.

    He is the lead evaluator of the REDO Project. He is a researcher and mixed methods practice expert at Education Northwest. His research has supported educators around diverse issues such as teacher training, bilingual education, and English learner (EL) instruction. With funding from the Institute for Education Sciences (IES) Regional Educational Laboratory (REL), he led a researcher-practitioner partnership with the Road Map Project, a collective impact initiative in the South Seattle area, conducting rigorous research and technical assistance. This work included multiple publications, including studies on time to reclassification for ELs, the prevalence of ELs with disabilities, advanced course taking among EL and Latino students, as well as a guide for the accurate and culturally appropriate registration of students from language backgrounds other than English. He is currently collaborating with partners in Washington (the Washington Professional Educators Standards Board) and Oregon (Portland Public Schools and Oregon State University) to create pathways for bilingual paraprofessionals to become certified teachers, and leads the evaluation of three Office of English Language Acquisition National Professional Development grants. He served on Washington’s Technical Advisory Committee for the state’s accountability plan under ESSA, and has provided expert testimony to the Washington State Board of Education.

  • Tabitha

    Tabitha Gonzales-Ramos, M.Ed.

    Facilitator

    She is a facilitator for the English as a New Language/Bilingual Professional Learning Community for the REDO Project. Her goal is to provide support for teachers as they reflect on and discuss best practices in an effort to improve education for English language learners. She works in the Kuna School District and holds a M.A. degree in Bilingual/ESL Education from Boise State University. She has 17 years teaching experience and has served in the capacity as an Early Childhood Educator, Home Visit Coordinator, Dual Language Kindergarten Teacher, Title 1 Teacher, and an English Language Teacher. Her interest in the Spanish language started at an early age as she grew up biracial. It became her passion to bridge cultures and reclaim the Spanish language that was lost in her family in one generation.

    She is a facilitator for the English as a New Language/Bilingual Professional Learning Community for the REDO Project. Her goal is to provide support for teachers as they reflect on and discuss best practices in an effort to improve education for English language learners. She works in the Kuna School District and holds a M.A. degree in Bilingual/ESL Education from Boise State University. She has 17 years teaching experience and has served in the capacity as an Early Childhood Educator, Home Visit Coordinator, Dual Language Kindergarten Teacher, Title 1 Teacher, and an English Language Teacher. Her interest in the Spanish language started at an early age as she grew up biracial. It became her passion to bridge cultures and reclaim the Spanish language that was lost in her family in one generation.

  • Elizabeth Meador Resize

    Elizabeth Meador, Ph.D.

    Instructor

    Dr. Liz Meador holds a PhD from the University of Colorado. Her area of expertise is multicultural education, and her research focuses on equity issues in schools.  Dr. Meador was most recently the Director of Teacher Education for the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has been a professor of education in the California State University system, and has also directed several progressive K-12 schools.  Dr. Meador is currently the principal of Aspen Middle School in Colorado and an adjunct professor at Boise State University.

    Dr. Liz Meador holds a PhD from the University of Colorado. Her area of expertise is multicultural education, and her research focuses on equity issues in schools.  Dr. Meador was most recently the Director of Teacher Education for the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has been a professor of education in the California State University system, and has also directed several progressive K-12 schools.  Dr. Meador is currently the principal of Aspen Middle School in Colorado and an adjunct professor at Boise State University.

  • Margaret Mulhern, Literacy, studio portrait

    Margaret Mulhern, Ph.D.

    Instructor

    She is the instructor of ED-LLC 531 Advanced Assessment of Learners in the Bilingual/ENL Classroom for the REDO Project. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Literacy, Language and Culture at Boise State University who has worked at Boise State since 2014 and previously between 1996-2002.  Dr. Mulhern earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1994 and M.A. in TESOL from Temple University in 1988. Currently, she teaches courses focused on multilingual learners with an emphasis on applied linguistics and assessment. She is the coordinator of the Elementary Education, TESOL program and supervises all undergraduate students in their professional year. Her teaching experience includes all age levels and different contexts, including three countries; she has also worked as an educational consultant in Idaho. Dr. Mulhern is an active board member of the Idaho Association of Bilingual Education.

    She is the instructor of ED-LLC 531 Advanced Assessment of Learners in the Bilingual/ENL Classroom for the REDO Project. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Literacy, Language and Culture at Boise State University who has worked at Boise State since 2014 and previously between 1996-2002.  Dr. Mulhern earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1994 and M.A. in TESOL from Temple University in 1988. Currently, she teaches courses focused on multilingual learners with an emphasis on applied linguistics and assessment. She is the coordinator of the Elementary Education, TESOL program and supervises all undergraduate students in their professional year. Her teaching experience includes all age levels and different contexts, including three countries; she has also worked as an educational consultant in Idaho. Dr. Mulhern is an active board member of the Idaho Association of Bilingual Education.

  • Maria Sudduth

    Maria Sudduth, M.Ed.

    Consultant

    She serves as a consultant on Project REDO. She is an educator with 30 years of experience, primarily working with underserved populations. Her areas of expertise are bilingual education in emergent bilingual settings, linguistically and culturally responsive pedagogy. She currently develops and provides professional development for educators nationally in partnership with National Urban Alliance for Effective Education. Mrs. Sudduth taught in a rural elementary bilingual setting for 12 years. Ms. Sudduth joined the Bilingual Faculty at California State University, Chico in 2003. Her responsibilities included teaching research based bilingual instructional practicesacross content areas: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies and Science – K-12. She also was on the planning committee and taught in the Rural Teacher Residence program. Mrs. Sudduth also served as Co-Director of the Teacher Diversity Program. Currently Ms. Sudduth is a consultant for National Urban Alliance for Effective Education. In this role, she serves as a Project Director for a large school district in the San Francisco Bay Area. She also serves as a mentor nationally, providing ongoing professional development experiences for teachers working in linguistically and culturally diverse settings.

    She serves as a consultant on Project REDO. She is an educator with 30 years of experience, primarily working with underserved populations. Her areas of expertise are bilingual education in emergent bilingual settings, linguistically and culturally responsive pedagogy. She currently develops and provides professional development for educators nationally in partnership with National Urban Alliance for Effective Education. Mrs. Sudduth taught in a rural elementary bilingual setting for 12 years. Ms. Sudduth joined the Bilingual Faculty at California State University, Chico in 2003. Her responsibilities included teaching research based bilingual instructional practicesacross content areas: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies and Science – K-12. She also was on the planning committee and taught in the Rural Teacher Residence program. Mrs. Sudduth also served as Co-Director of the Teacher Diversity Program. Currently Ms. Sudduth is a consultant for National Urban Alliance for Effective Education. In this role, she serves as a Project Director for a large school district in the San Francisco Bay Area. She also serves as a mentor nationally, providing ongoing professional development experiences for teachers working in linguistically and culturally diverse settings.