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Soltero-Gonzalez, Lucinda

Lucinda Soltero-Gonzalez

Associate Professor, Literacy Education Co-Associate Editor, Bilingual Research Journal
  • Affiliate Faculty, Early Childhood Education, Teaching
  • School of Education & Human Development

Lucinda Soltero-González joined the School of Education & Human Development in 2018 as an assistant professor in the Responsive Literacy Education program.

Prior to coming to CU Denver, Dr.Soltero-González was an assistant professor in Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity program at CU Boulder, a biliteracy coordinator in the Adams County School District 14 in Colorado, and an elementary classroom teacher and special education teacher for several years in Mexico and the U.S. Her research has focused on early biliteracy learning and teaching in young Spanish-speaking children and biliteracy practices in U.S. schools. She investigates ways to create culturally- and linguistically-responsive learning environments to increase equitable educational opportunities for students from non-dominant backgrounds in school. Her work has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, edited volumes, and co-authored books.

Dr.Soltero-González enjoys hiking and camping with her husband and twins in the Colorado mountains. She and her family cherish their multilingual and multicultural identities.

Areas of Expertise

  • Early biliteracy learning and teaching
  • Bilingual writing development 
  • Bilingual education 
  • Culturally and Linguistically responsive pedagogy 
  • Multi-tiered Systems of Support in diverse school settings

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • Ph.D. in Language, Reading and Culture, The University of Arizona; emphasis in Literacy Education and Bilingual Education
  • M.A. in Bilingual Special Education, The University of Arizona
  • B.A. in Pedagogy, Panamerican University in Mexico City



2010, Bilingual Research Journal, Early Career Reviewer Award


  •  American Education Research Association
  • International Reading Association
  • Worlds of Words Executive Board Member
  • Colorado Association for Bilingual Education Board of Directors

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