Teresa Bruno is a dedicated English as a Second Language and Bilingual teacher educator. For over 10 years, she has served as a teacher, teacher-leader, administrator and new-teacher mentor in US public schools. She has worked at the Hunter College School of Education since 2013, concentrating on teacher education for ESL and Bilingual classroom teachers. Teresa coordinates the TESOL & Bilingual Partnership programs, including grant funded teacher training programs for novice teachers and in-service teachers wishing to gain new language teaching skills and credentials. Teresa has worked collaboratively on many initiatives, including support for teacher candidates to complete portfolios and exams for state and national teacher credentials.
Prior to entering the field of higher education, Teresa taught English as a Second Language and French in grades Kindergarten - 12th grade, first in New Orleans and later in New York City Public Schools. In her work as a teacher, Teresa led student groups on service learning trips to Thailand, India, France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Spain. Teresa studied at Tulane University in New Orleans for her undergraduate degree in French and Business, then continued to New York University as a Petrie Scholar, where she earned a dual Masters in Multilingual and Multicultural Studies, completing her capstone on English Language Education in China. She has continued her post-MA work at NYU and Columbia University Teacher’s College studying Education Policy. Through this work, Teresa traveled to Argentina to study advocacy and education policy. February 2017 was Teresa’s first visit as a CUNY Delegate, but her second visit to Vietnam. She was married in 2015 and travelled to Vietnam for her honeymoon. She is looking forward to returning to experience more of Vietnamese culture and education.