Dr. Maria del Rosario Zavala

Board Member

Dr. Maria del Rosario Zavala (she/ella) is an Associate Professor of Elementary Education at San Francisco State University, where she has been faculty since 2012, focusing on mathematics and bilingual education as well as teacher professional learning. She looks deeply at the ways teaching and learning of mathematics is experienced by students from historically marginalized communities, especially multilingual Latino/a/e students – for example, how to support development of productive mathematics identities and challenge stereotypes of who “should” do math. Central to her research are mathematics identity, racial and racialized identities, power and privilege, and culturally responsive mathematics teaching. She is on the board of directors of TODOS Mathematics for All and hosts the TODOS podcast. She is also active in the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators as a member of the Equity Committee and a board member of the Mathematics Education Research Special Interest Group (SIG RME) of the American Education Research Association. She is the daughter of Peruvian immigrants and the mother of two school-aged children along with her partner, who is a high school mathematics teacher.