University of Portland

Sally J. Hood

Sally J. Hood

Background Narrative

Sally Hood is an associate professor in the University of Portland’s School of Education. Sally is a former high school French teacher (eight years), has experience teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) at all grade levels (four years), and has taught in teacher education programs at the university level for fourteen years. She completed her PhD (2002) in Language Education and Teacher Education at Indiana University. While completing her doctorate, she initiated, planned, and facilitated numerous professional development projects for language teachers in Indiana, and continued this type of work in Eugene, Oregon before coming to UP during the summer of 2005 as a Visiting Professor. At UP, she teaches the World Language Methods course, courses in the Reading Endorsement Program, and courses in the English to Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement Program. Sally regularly supervises World Language student teachers. Sally focuses on classroom-based research, collaborating with language teachers to document and reflect on effective instructional practices for students developing multilingual skills. Currently, Sally is working on a project that involves videotaping instructional practices of highly skilled Spanish immersion and English language development teachers. The videotapes will be part of an online professional development program for teachers around the world who wish to improve their language pedagogy. Sally also is developing instructional materials that promote oral language development for students learning world languages in a classroom setting.

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana Univ Bloomington*
  • Bachelor of Arts, Indiana Univ Bloomington*
  • 2000-2001, Gilbert & Marie Peart Language Ed. Fellowship. Indiana University Bloomington
  • 2000 Outstanding Associate Instructor Award Nomination. Indiana University, Bloomington
  • 1999, Central States Conference Leadership Fellow. Central States Conference on Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • 1994, Lorraine A. Strasheim Scholarship. Indiana Foreign language Teacher's Association
  • 1986 French Government Teaching Assistantship. French Ministry of Education
  • Please see the Curriculum Vitae above
Professional Affiliations
  • National Network of Early Language Learning
  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • Pacific Nothwest Council for Languages
  • Confederation of Oregon Foreign Language Teachers
  • Oregon Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

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