Leila Schroeder, M.A.

Senior Literacy and Education Consultant

Degrees

  • M.A., Urban Education/bilingual emphasis, California State University, Los Angeles, 1978
  • B.A. (Magna cum Laude), Elementary Education/ psychology emphasis, Biola University, 1972
  • Credentials

           Standard “Life” Elementary Teaching Credential, California

           Certificate of Proficiency - Spanish Language, California
           Specialist Credential - Bilingual/Cross Cultural Education, California

 

Current positions

  • Africa-Focused Language Program Services (AFLPS) Literacy and Education Consultant, SIL International, 2013–
  • Certified Senior Literacy and Education Consultant, SIL International, 2012–

Other professional experience and service

  • Literacy and Education Consultant, SIL Africa Area, 2008–2012
  • Literacy Consultant, SIL Africa Area, 2005–2012
  • SIL International Literacy and Education Consultant, 2008–2011
  • Literacy Consultant, SIL Uganda-Tanzania Branch, 2000–2007
  • Literacy Consultant (Advanced), SIL International, 2005
  • Literacy Consultant, SIL East Africa Group, 2002–2003
  • Literacy and Bilingual Education Specialist, Bible Translation and Literacy (BTL) Kenya, 1997–2002
  • Literacy and Bilingual Education Specialist, Tharaka language project, BTL Kenya, 1998–2000
  • Instructor, Mega Literacy course, Summer Institute of Linguistics, Dallas, Texas, 1997
  • Guest lecturer, Vernacular Literacy class, Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (NEGST), 1996
  • Instructor, English as a Second Language, Pan Africa Christian College, Summer Institute of Linguistics, Nairobi, Kenya, 1994–1996
  • Instructor, Vernacular Literacy class, Pan Africa College, Summer Institute of Linguistics, Nairobi, Kenya, 1994
  • Assistant to Museum Director, International Museum of Cultures, Dallas, Texas, 1988–1990
  • Teaching Assistant, Literacy Materials course, Summer Institute of Linguistics, Dallas, Texas, 1986
  • Teaching Assistant, Literacy Materials course, Summer Institute of Linguistics, Norman, Oklahoma, 1982, 1983
  • Bilingual Teacher, Hacienda La Puente Unified School District, La Puente, California. 1974–1981
  • Teacher/Bilingual Teacher, Coachella Valley Unified School District, Thermal, California, 1972–1974

Professional memberships

  • Comparative and International Education Society, 2010
  • International Reading Association, 2005

Language proficiencies

  • English: ILR 5
  • Spanish: ILR 3
  • Swahili: ILR 2
  • French: ILR 1+

Research interests

  • Relationship between orthography and reading process
  • Relationship between linguistic properties of languages and reading pedagogy
  • Transitional reading pedagogies
  • Common underlying proficiencies across languages that contribute to transfer of language skills in literacy domains
P.O. Box 44456
Nairobi 00100
Kenya