Jacqueline Disanto

Prof. Jacqueline DiSanto

Jacqueline Disanto
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Professor Jacqueline M. DiSanto is currently an Assistant Professor and the Unit Coordinator (for Teacher Education) in the Education Department at Hostos Community College of the City University of New York. Prior to working at the college, Professor DiSanto served as an elementary-school principal and as a high-school vice-principal. During her over thirty years in education, she has also taught business and English at both the college and secondary levels and has served as an educational consultant for numerous corporations. Professor DiSanto earned her doctorate at St. John’s University in the Instructional Leadership program and conducted her research on the effects of learning-style strategies on the academic achievement and attitudes of secondary students studying twelfth-grade literature. Her strands of expertise include administration, curriculum, and learning styles. Two of her doctoral resources were published in Teaching Every Child to Read: Innovative and Practical Strategies for K-8 Educators and Caretakers (Dunn & Blake, 2008). She mentors many teachers and parents on the interpretation of inventories based on the Dunn and Dunn Learning-Style Model and the development of innovative resources to help children learn to their best ability. At Hostos, Professor DiSanto has served as a writer for a Middle States Self-Study Working Group and is an active member of the Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Board, the ESL Forum Planning Committee, the Honors and Scholarships Committee, and POINT as chair. She is also, with Dean Mangino,a codirector of the Hostos Learning-Styles Academy. Within her home community, Professor DiSanto was a founding member of the Wagner College Parents’ Association. With her husband, she is actively involved in charitable endeavors benefiting their local New York Foundling Home and the Stephen Siller/Tunnel to Towers Memorial 5K Race.

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