Assistant Professor of the Practice
As assistant professor of the practice with expertise in bilingual education, language and literacy, Dr. Annie Homza believes that education can be just, humanizing, liberatory and joyful. Her practice is inspired by department themes of advancing equity and justice, promoting knowledge co-construction, inquiring into practice and embracing an ethic of care. She teaches in our elementary education program bridging theory and practice using the research and scholarship of colleagues and focusing on culturally and linguistically sustaining pedagogy, anti-racist/anti-oppressive teaching and teacher inquiry. Her coordination of Inquiry courses for teacher licensure programs provides coherence for students during their full-time student teaching.
Homza earned her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College, Masters from Harvard University and doctorate from Boston University. She served as a bilingual classroom teacher, biliteracy specialist and in other teaching roles for 15 years before coming to BC first as project director then as co-Principal Investigator of two federally-funded grants preparing teachers to work with bilingual students.
Homza collaborated with colleagues to develop the TELL certificate, SEI endorsement coursework and Bilingual Education Certificate. She was a founding member of LSEHD’s Undoing Oppression Committee and worked with colleagues to establish the Maria Estela Brisk Multilingual Learning Collection at the Educational Resource Center.