Dr. Rossana Boyd holds a B. A. in Educational Administration from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras, a M.Ed. in Educational Supervision from Southeastern Louisiana University, and a Ph D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Louisiana State University. Her experience as an educator spans more than 30 years. In Honduras, she worked as an elementary school teacher and as principal of a bilingual school. She also worked as coordinator of a master’s degree in curriculum for the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán and as a consultant for the Provost’s Office of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras.
In the United States she worked in Louisiana as a high school Spanish teacher for Tangipahoa Parish Public Schools, as the Louisiana Department of Education’s Title VII Director for ESL/Bilingual Education. At Southeastern Louisiana University she worked as coordinator of FIE and FIPSE federal grants for the preparation of alternative certification teachers, as director of two Title III National Professional Development federal grants for the preparation of English as a Second Language teachers and to provide as professional development for mainstream teachers with emergent bilinguals in Lafayette, Tangipahoa, Livingston, St. Tammany, and Jefferson school districts.
She worked for the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL) of Austin, Texas, as a program specialist in the field office of SECAC in New Orleans. In that role she provided technical assistance and professional development for language and mainstream teachers with emergent bilinguals and migrant students in AL, AR, LA, GA, and MS public schools. She is a lifetime member of the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) and has served on the executive board during several terms adding up to 12 years. She is a long-time member of the Teachers of English for Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), the Texas Association for Bilingual Education (TABE), and the Bilingual Education Association of the Metroplex (BEAM).
Currently, Dr. Boyd is in her 16th year at UNT as Principal Lecturer in the Department of Teacher Education and Administration. She teaches courses for teacher preparation in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education, and she is the director of the Title III National Professional Development Project SUCCESS in Language and Literacy Instruction. She has awarded scholarships to numerous students with high financial need. Such aid has helped students complete their certifications and become gainfully employed in Texas classrooms and beyond.