Carla España is an instructor and fieldwork advisor at Bank Street Graduate School of Education. She teaches in the Bilingual/TESOL graduate program and partners with K-12 schools and university teacher preparation programs to support teachers, coaches and administrators. Dr. España’s teaching journey began in Harlem, New York in Transitional Bilingual and Dual Language Bilingual middle grade classrooms. Her love of learning, storytelling, and the arts began in Chile where she was born. As a former middle grade bilingual teacher and literacy coach, she has over ten years of experience in K-12 curriculum development across schools in the United States, Mexico, Chile and Colombia. Her teaching, writing, research, and workshops live at the intersections of critical literacies, bilingual/ multilingual education, children’s literature, translanguaging, language ideologies, and teacher education. She is the co-author of En Comunidad: Lessons for Centering the Voices and Experiences of Bilingual Latinx Students.