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Joao Goebel

Joao Goebel

  • Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education

Research Interests

Latinx students’ language identity, translanguaging, language equity and creating language spaces that honor and elevate Latinx students’ language identity.


I have been actively engaged in the field of education since 2006, bringing a diverse background to my professional journey. My experience began in Brazil, where I taught English as a Second Language in a public-school setting, catering to a wide range of students from Kindergarten to 12th grade, including teaching in a GED program. I also ventured into ESL instruction at an English Language Center, further honing my expertise. Upon relocating to the U.S., I transitioned to the Early Childhood field, focusing on preschool education. Following several years as a preschool teacher, I assumed the role of Program Coordinator at the same school, overseeing program administration and curriculum development for children from Birth to Kindergarten. When I’m not teaching an MSED course, I serve as an Assistant Professor and Chair of ESL/Bilingual Education at National Louis University.


  • Ed.D., Teaching and Learning with a major in Reading, Language and Literacy - In Progress
  • M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Early Childhood Education - Arizona State University - 2019
  • M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, ESL/Bilingual Education - National Louis University - 2017
  • AA, Early Childhood Education - College of Lake County - 2013
  • BA, English and Portuguese Language and Literature - University of the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil - 2006