Joanne E. O’Toole, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Curriculum and Instruction Department at SUNY Oswego. She teaches adolescence education methods courses with a specialization in modern language education, supervises student teachers in Central New York, and overseas, and co-teaches the senior seminar course. She additionally coordinates the Childhood and Modern Language Education Programs and departmental edTPA education and support. She earned her Ph.D. from Syracuse University in Teaching and Curriculum, with concentrations in teacher education and linguistics. She has served in multiple leadership positions in language education and is current editor of the NYSAFLT Language Association Journal. Prior to her appointment at SUNY Oswego, she taught Spanish 7-12 in Central New York for 16 years. Her interest in literacy emerges from her work in language education.