Teresa Krastel

Teresa Krastel is the Spanish solutions lead at NWEA, and her team is responsible for the content development of Spanish MAP Growth and Spanish MAP Reading Fluency. She holds a PhD in Hispanic linguistics and literatures from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research interests include curriculum and instruction, second language acquisition, bilingualism, and dialectology. She is a former teacher of Spanish in grades K–12 and at the undergraduate level, and she has taught English as a second language to adult learners. She has also taught Hispanic linguistics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She speaks English, Spanish, German, and a touch of Tagalog.