Joelle J. Tutela

 

Joelle J. Tutela
Director of the Urban Teacher Education Program
Rutgers-Newark University
jtutela@andromeda.rutgers.edu

Joelle J. Tutela, PhD is the Director of the Urban Teacher Education Program at Rutgers-Newark, The State University of New Jersey. She has been an educator for the past 13 years. From the front-lines of teaching social studies at a SURR public high school in Manhattan in the 1990s to designing, lobbing for, and implementing a small learning community, The Center for Social Justice at Montclair High School (Montclair, NJ) her breadth of expertise spans a wide range of disciplines. Additionally, she has consulted for numerous high schools-magnet, single-gender, comprehensive, and early college-in Brooklyn, Bronx, Harlem, and Queens and for educational agencies in Manhattan. She developed and executed creative strategies that aid teachers in developing lessons that engage their racially, ethnically, economically, and linguistically diverse students. The core of professional development of in-service teachers is the use of their students’ work to improve lesson and unit planning and curriculum mapping.