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Bank Street College of Education
Soyoung Park

Soyoung Park, Ph.D. is a member of the Early Childhood Special and General Education faculty at Bank Street College of Education. Dr. Park began her career as a kindergarten special and general education teacher in inclusion classrooms on the East coast. She went on to work with young immigrant children with disabilities as a language intervention specialist and researcher. Prior to joining the faculty at Bank Street, Dr. Park worked as a teacher educator in the Stanford Teacher Education Program and the University of Texas at Austin Department of Special Education. She has written and presented extensively on her work with children and families, focusing on issues of social justice at the intersections of disability, race, immigration, and language status. In her research, Dr. Park has collaborated with state education agencies, districts, schools, and individual classroom teachers to develop policy guidance, reflective instructional practices, and advocacy initiatives that support equity and access for young immigrant children with disabilities and their families. At the heart of this work are efforts to redesign schools and classrooms for multilingual learners with disabilities to be more child-centered, universally designed, and culturally sustaining. Dr. Park’s recent work has been published by Teachers College Record, Teaching and Teacher Education, and the Council of Chief State School Officers. Dr. Park received her Ph.D. from Stanford University, her M.P.S. from Manhattanville College, and her B.A. from Brown University.

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