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Charlotte Wright

LEGO Foundation Research Fellow, Temple University Infant and Child Lab

Charlotte Wright has over a decade of experience working with English Learner students around the world in a variety of settings (public, charter, private and international schools and non-formal education spaces) as an educator, curriculum writer and researcher. Her notable past experiences include working as a kindergarten and math lead teacher at a public school in the Bronx and as a curriculum developer at a bilingual early childhood center in Beijing.

Charlotte recently earned an Ed.M. in International Educational Development from Columbia University. She also has an M.S. in Early Childhood Education, with a Sheltered English Immersion concentration, from Wheelock College at Boston University and a B.S. in Child Development from Tufts University. While at Tufts, she studied Teaching English as a Second Language, as well as language development at the Universidad de Sevilla. Charlotte is also a proud Americorps member, having served with both Jumpstart and City Year.

Charlotte specializes in early childhood development and education, with a particular focus on playful learning. She is currently a LEGO Foundation Research Fellow at Temple University’s Infant and Child Lab. She works jointly with scholars at Temple and LEGO on projects related to playful learning, education, parenting, and related policies.

Since she began working in education, Charlotte has been driven to promote systems that provide equitable access to rich, meaningful and appropriately challenging learning experiences for all children. With this mission in mind, she continually works to bridge the gap between research, policy, and practice in education, particularly as it relates to the reflection of the science of learning and development in pedagogy, curriculum, and education and family policies.


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