Dr. Darlene Ciuffetelli Parker
Dr. Darlene Ciuffetelli Parker is professor in the Faculty of Education at Brock University. Her research intricately fosters deeper understanding of various topics relating to literacy, literacy narratives, online relational teaching and learning, equity issues in schools and educational spaces and systemic barriers in systems (i.e. poverty, race, identity, gender, mental health). Ciuffetelli Parker advances partnerships with multiple school boards and organizations (non-profit organizations, teacher organizations, ministry and cross-university networks, Ontario College of Teachers), building large communities of practice and advisory boards, related to equity, schooling, positive youth strategy reforms, teacher education, and programming. She readily is an invited keynote/speaker, providing impactful talks nationally and internationally. She was a prior school administrator, literacy consultant, and teacher in Toronto and has received the international Early Career Award of Narrative Research in the American Education Research Association, the Award for Excellence in Teaching at Faculty of Education at Brock University, and the Brock University Award for Distinguished Teaching.