BIO

What happens when children who speak a minority language or dialect learn to read in another language?  How do bilingual and bidialectal brains differ from monolingual ones?  What supports can we put in place to ensure that language minority speakers succeed in school?  My research focuses on bilingual and bidialectal speakers and the unique demands that complex language experience places on cognition and literacy.

Sibylla Leon Guerrero earned her B.A. from Stanford University and Ed.M. degrees from Framingham State College and Harvard Graduate School of Education.  She has extensive teaching experience in both K-12 and teacher training programs in the Northern Mariana Islands and has worked on research teams at the Harvard Schools of Public Health and Education.  Sibylla currently studies educational neuroscience and the psychology of language as a doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.