“I realized that every lesson, conference, response, and assignment I taught must lead students away from me and toward their autonomy as literate people.” —Donalyn Miller
Formerly a middle and high school English teacher for ten years, Jacquelyn Chappel serves as an instructor of English and Education in the University of Hawaii system. She attended Dartmouth College and holds an MA in English and PhD in Curriculum & Instruction. Her teaching and research interests include English Education, diversity & social justice, and family engagement. She is a board member for Ka Hui Heluhelu, a local chapter of the International Literacy Association and is an active member of the American Educational Research Association where she serves as the secretary of the Family School Community Partnerships Special Interest Group. She serves an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Adult & Adolescent Literacy (JAAL). Her book Engendering Cosmopolitanism through the Local was recently published with Peter Lang Press (2019).