Teacher Education
Sarah  Capitelli

Sarah Capitelli, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education

Sara Capitelli came to USF from Stanford where she completed her Ph.D. in Educational Linguistics. Before her work at Stanford, Dr. Capitelli taught elementary school for seven years, two in Venezuela and five in East Oakland in a Spanish-bilingual classroom. She is particularly interested in better understanding and improving conditions for learning and teaching in linguistically segregated schools.


Ph.D., Education with specialization in Educational Linguistics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Research Areas

Oral language development of English Language learners, literacy development in English for bilingual children.

Courses Offered
  • Education of Bilingual Children: Theory and Practice
  • Methods and Materials in the Language of Emphasis: Spanish
Valdes, G., Capitelli, S., & Alvarez, L. (2010). Latino children learning English. Steps in the Journey. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Hatch, T. with Eiler White, M., Raley, J., Austin, K., Capitelli, S., & Faigenbaum, D. (2006). Into The Classroom: Developing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Capitelli, S. (2005). Finding Myself in My Inquiry: A Teacher's Story. In L. Friedrich, T. Malarkey, E. Radin Simons, C. Tateishi, & M. Williams (Eds.), Working Toward Equity: Writings and Resourrces from the Teacher Research Collaborative. Berkeley, CA: National Writing Project.