Jomeline Balatayo, MS Ed
Jomeline Balatayo, MS Ed, is currently a 3rd year Ph.D. student in Education at the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at University of California, Santa Barbara. Her emphasis of study is in Teaching and Learning, specializing in Language, Literacy, and Composition Studies with an interdisciplinary focus on Applied Linguistics. She holds a Bachelors degree in English Literature and Language, and a Masters of Science in Education (M.S.Ed) in Reading and Writing; both are from the University of Southern California.
She completed a reading certification program while obtaining her M.S. Ed. She also holds a BCLAD single subject credential in English and has taught most grade levels from K-12th to the college level. Jomeline also designed, implemented, and taught the entire core curriculum of the USC/African Millennium Foundation Pen Pal Program when she worked as its Program Coordinator and Instructor during her graduate study. This position not only provided her with a great opportunity to work with bright students from neighboring Downtown LA communities, it also allowed her to supervise motivated undergraduate volunteers and work with several USC program directors and coordinators.
During the summer, she teaches Language Development and Acquisition to incoming M.A./Multiple Subject Credential candidates at Antioch University. Her research interests include second language acquisition, literacy, education policy, the education of English Language Learners, and teacher education and professional development.