Serena Morales, Ph.D, serves as Assistant Clinical Professor in the College of Education at Boise State University. In addition to coordinating the Master in Teaching program, she teaches pedagogy, assessment, and literacy courses for the College, as well as consults across the University around issues of curriculum development and assessment alignment. Prior to teaching at Boise State, Serena was a middle school English Language Arts teacher, specializing in Response to Intervention and scaffolded curricula for diverse learners.

Serena also served teachers nationwide through professional development, coaching, consulting, and educational partnerships, including the Boise State Writing Project, Idaho Core Coaches Network, the Idaho Commission on the Arts, and Roland Corp., US. She recently launched a new podcast that invites experts and authors in education into conversations that move learning forward.
Serena lives on the swinging bridge between theory and application, balancing research in the fields of assessment, visible learning, and mentoring with her own teaching practice [link “teaching practice” to the blog page]. She believes that systems and strategies built on instructor strengths and student needs move learning forward in a variety of contexts, and she creates, writes, reads, and teaches based on what it means to be a human in a messy learning world.