Ivana Espinet is the parent of three bilingual children who attend NYC public schools. She has served as a School Leadership Team (SLT) member for four years at Public School 9 Teunis G. Bergen in Brooklyn. As a member of the SLT, she worked closely with the principal to start a Spanish dual language bilingual education program. In addition, she is presently a member of the Community Education Council (CEC) for District 13.
Ivana Espinet is the current project director for CUNY-NYSIEB. She holds a Ph.D. in Urban Education from the CUNY Graduate Center and an M.A. in Instructional Technology and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has taught courses in the Childhood/Bilingual and Special Education Department at Brooklyn College and in the School of Education at Long Island University. She has also worked with K-12 teachers in schools in a variety of settings.