Dr. Simona Boroianu completed her Ed.D. at the University of Northern Iowa, and she is currently serving in a leadership role as the Dual Language Immersion and Second Language Learner Program Coordinator in the Waterloo Community Schools District. As a culturally diverse individual with extensive teaching experience, Simona works with the teachers and administrators of culturally and linguistically diverse learners on improving the quality of education and promoting equitable access to educational opportunities for every student, within a systems approach. She has expertise in curriculum design and assessment, student-centered pedagogical practices, as well as strategic planning and programming skills that she applies to mentoring, coaching and advising.
In her current role, Simona support teachers to become effective and reflective practitioners in their diverse classrooms by developing and facilitating professional development that focuses on practices such as differentiation, interdisciplinary teaching, writing across the curriculum, co-teaching techniques, as well as building empathy for all learners.
In the same capacity, she collaborates with district leaders, administrators, program coordinators and content area coaches on the development and implementation of specific district and building improvement plans in order to support equitable access to education for all students in general and underrepresented groups in particular, provide culturally relevant instruction, accurately identify and address academic needs, improve student attendance, and increase graduation rate.