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Chappell, Sharon

Associate Professor of Education

Elementary and Bilingual Education

Office: 657-278-8493

Department: 657-278-4794



Dr. Chappell develops programs to support just, equitable and inclusive education in the pre-service and graduate teacher education. She has authored two social justice in education books: "Gender Diversity and LGBTQ Inclusion in Schools" and "The Arts and Emergent Bilingual Youth: Building Culturally Responsive, Critical, Creative Education in School and Community Contexts.” She is a breast cancer survivor and the author of children’s book, "The Little Green Monster: Cancer Magic!" about the challenges of treatment for a family and the everyday joys they experience. She earned her Ph.D. in curriculum studies from Arizona State University. In addition, she is a visual artist who specializes in collage and artist book-making. She is learning Spanish as her second language.

Areas of Knowledge:
  • Social Studies and Socio-emotional learning
  • Bias-based bullying
  • LGBTQ inclusion in schools
  • Cancer survivorship and education with children and families

  • Education -- Bilingual
  • Education -- Distance Learning
  • Education -- Elementary
  • Education -- English as a Second Language
  • Education -- K-12
  • Education -- Multicultural
  • Education -- Public School
  • Education -- Special Ed
  • Education -- Teaching
  • Education -- Leadership

  • Spanish

  • North America