Ingrid T. Colón was a researcher in the area of English learner education with the Education Policy program at New America. As a proud immigrant from El Salvador and an English learner herself, Colón's research focuses on the experiences of recently arrived immigrant families and their children in public schools; English learners; culturally and linguistically responsive classrooms; and dual language education. Her work has been published in educational journals and she has presented her research at major educational conferences such as the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting.
Prior to joining New America, Colón was an assistant professor of early childhood education at the University of the District of Columbia, teaching undergraduate courses in the areas of early childhood and elementary education. She has taught kindergarteners in a dual language program in Chicago and third graders in a bilingual program in San Diego.”
Colón holds an EdD in curriculum and instruction from Loyola University Chicago, an MA in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in urban education from San Diego State University, and a BS in elementary education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas..