Although a Spanish teacher by trade, I think I may be an artist at heart. I love playing with concepts, juxtaposing ideas, and seeking connections. I am fascinated by the convergence of aesthetics, creativity, and design, and intrigued by intersections of pedagogy, play, and professional development. Most recently, I am pursuing the idea of layers . . . of experience, life, meaning, and media through social technologies.

CMBlackShirt.jpgCherice Montgomery holds a B.A. in Spanish, a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction (both from Wichita State University), and a Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy with an emphasis in Learning, Technology, & Culture from Michigan State University. She currently teaches courses in Spanish pedagogy and supervises student teachers at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She also serves as an independent consultant for a variety of publishers, universities, and school districts. Cherice's work is informed by a wide array of teaching experiences. In addition to her work as a methods instructor, she has worked as a high school Spanish teacher, a middle school Spanish camp director, an elementary Spanish immersion instructor for homeschooled children, and a community college instructor. She has also served as a full-time instructional facilitator, coordinating cross-curricular professional development and providing both pedagogical and technological support for faculty in a large, urban, public high school. Cherice has been honored with several awards for excellence in teaching, including the Kansas Foreign Language Teacher of the Year Award.

Cherice's research interests focus on the intersections of:

Cherice's professional endeavors include service on the Advisory Board of the National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC), as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Critical Inquiry Into Curriculum & Instruction, and as a member of the New Visions in Foreign Language Education Task Force. While at Michigan State, she worked with the Top-of-the-Mitt satellite of the Red Cedar Writing Project, was a writing consultant for the MSU Writing Center, and coordinated the Innovation with Technology in Education Consultants (iTecs) forMSU’s College of Education. She has also designed and facilitated a variety of grant-funded, summer institutes with the purpose of helping teachers to develop skills in mentoring, leadership, pedagogy, and technology (including several for teachers of Arabic, Hebrew, and Chinese). You can follow her work here: