National Math Advisory Board


Rosalie Pedalino Porter

Rosalie Pedalino Porter, Ed.D.

Rosalie Pedalino Porter is currently an advisor to school districts across the U.S. on second language teaching and immigrant education policies. She is a founder of The Institute for Research in English Acquisition and Development (READ) in Sterling, Virginia. She has conducted research on second language teaching and on effective programs for immigrant children in U.S. public schools. Under the sponsorship of the U.S. State Department, she has given public lectures in Bulgaria, China, Finland, Japan, Israel, Italy, and Turkey on language and education policies. Dr. Porter has also served as an expert witness in court cases relating to the education of non-English-speaking students in California, New Mexico, New York, and Texas. She is the author of Forked Tongue: The Politics of Bilingual Education (2nd Edition), published in 1996 by Transaction Publishers, and Language and Literacy for English Learners: Grades 7-12, Four Programs of Proven Success, published in 2004 by SoprisWest. She received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude, master's degree in education, and Ed.D. from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. She was a Visiting Scholar at the University of London in 1980, and a research fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University in 1987-88.