Feinberg, Rosa Castro 1939-

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FEINBERG, Rosa Castro 1939-


Born January 1, 1939, in New York, NY; daughter of Antonio Castro y Garcia (a cook) and Diana de Llano Castro (a homemaker); married Stephen H. Jones (in insurance business), February, 1959 (divorced, 1966); married Alfred Feinberg (a lawyer), June, 1968 (died August 19, 1975); children: (first marriage) Lincoln H. Ethnicity: "Hispanic." Education: Florida State University, B.A., M.S.; University of Florida, certificate in foreign language education; University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, Ph.D.


Office—c/o Department of Educational Foundations, University Park Campus, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199. E-mail—[email protected].


Teacher of reading, Spanish, science, adult classes in English as a second language, and other subjects at public high schools, Quincy, FL, 1960, Miami, FL, 1960-61, and Tallahassee, FL, 1961-63; Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL, high school English teacher and debate coach, 1963-64, junior high school teacher of Spanish, social studies, English as a second language, and bilingual classes, 1964-72; University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, staff member at Florida School Race Desegregation Consulting Center, 1973-75, assistant director of National Origin Desegregation Assistance Center, 1975-76, associate director, 1977-80, director, 1980-90, director of Bilingual Education Training Program for Administrators, 1983-87, director of Institute for Cultural Innovation, 1986-90, research professor of educational and psychological studies, 1988-90; Florida International University, University Park Campus, Miami, visiting associate professor, 1990-92, associate professor, 1992-2002, adjunct professor, 2003. St. Thomas University, guest lecturer, 1987; University of Chicago, Joyce Lecturer, 1991; guest speaker at other educational institutions, including Arizona State University; workshop coordinator and presenter; public speaker. National Network of Hispanic Educators, chair, 1981-82; Center for Applied Linguistics, member of board of trustees, 1991-96; National Educational Equity Working Group, member, 1993-95; National Coalition of Advocates for Students, member of board of trustees, 1995-98; Coalition for Quality Education, member of board of directors, 1998—. Florida State Task Force on Bilingual Education, member, 1977-79; Florida Post-Secondary Education Planning Commission, member, 1982-87; Florida State Advisory Council on Bilingual Education, chair, 1983-89; Florida State Task Force on Migrant Education, member, 1984-85; Florida State Task Force on Multicultural Education, member, 1991-95. Testified before U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, National Conference on the Education of Hispanics, and White House Initiative on Excellence in Education for Hispanics; consultant to U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, U.S. Agency for International Development, and Government of Spain. National Conference of Puerto Rican Women, member, 1976—; Spanish American League against Discrimination, member of board of directors, 1976-94, member of executive committee, 1983-86, member of advisory board, 1994—; Coalition of Hispanic American Women, member, 1980-2000. Dade County Housing Finance Authority, commissioner, 1984-86; Miami Capital Development Corp., member of executive committee and board of directors, 1984-86; Dade County Value Adjustment Board, member, 1986-96; Dade County League of Cities, member of board of directors and executive committee, 1988-95, liaison to Florida League of Cities, 1993-94; Coalition for Quality Education in Dade County, honorary cochair, 1989-95, member of board of directors, 1996—; Dade County Hispanic Heritage Council, member of board of directors, 1992-93. Holmes Braddock Adult Education Center, volunteer, 1998. Member of board of directors, ASPIRA of Florida, 1980-88, ARISE Foundation, 1987-96, and Public Broadcasting System, 1989-96.


National Association of Asian and Pacific American Educators, National Association for Bilingual Education (chair of Committee on Reauthorization of the Bilingual Education Act, 1991-93), Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (life member), Bilingual Association of Florida (president, 1980-82), Sunshine State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Florida School Board Association (member of board of directors, 1986-90), New Jersey Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages/Bilingual Education Association (honorary life member).


Fellow of Southern Scholarship Fund, 1974-76; award from Sunshine State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, 1979; certificate of appreciation, Miccosukee Tribe of Florida, 1980; named honorary citizen of Tucson, AZ, 1985; Institute fellow, City University of New York, 1986; awards from Maryland Association for Bilingual Education, 1986, and from Hispanic National Bar Association, 1987; Danforth Foundation fellow, 1987-88; National Association for Bilingual Education, Honor Roll Award, 1988, Citizen of the Year Award, 1996; certificate of appreciation, city of Miami, FL, 1988; awards from Association of Foreign Language Teachers of Dade County and Florida Women Lawyers Association, 1989; named woman of the year, Coalition of Hispanic American Women, 1989; named South Florida woman of impact, Community Coalition for Women's History, 1992; award from Colegio de Pedagogos en el Exilio, 1992; ASPIRA of Florida, Madrina Award, 1992, El Pitirre Award, 1996; Gwen Cherry Award, American Association of University Women, 1992; awards from Phi Delta Kappa, 1992-93, and Bilingual Association of Florida, 1993; Nova Education Alumni Association Award, 1993; named alumna of the year, University of Miami Alumni Association, 1993; outstanding service award, Dade Association of Vocational, Adult, Career, and Community Education, 1994; award from Dade Association for Theater Education, 1994-95; Leader in Education Award, Gender Equity Network, 1995; Educator's Award, City of Miami Police Department, 1995; Rosa Castro Feinberg Multicultural Leadership Award established by Dade County Public Schools, 1996; Advocacy in Public Affairs Award, Planned Parenthood of Greater Miami, 1996; awards from Democratic Women's Club of South Florida, 1996, and Legal Services of Greater Miami, 1997; award for legendary leadership in support of immigrant children, Haitian Women of Miami, 2001; Cervantes Outstanding Educator award, Nova Southeastern University and Fischler Graduate School of Education and Human Services Hispanic Advisory Board, 2001.


(Editor, with L. Valverde and E. Marquez) Educating Spanish Speaking Hispanics, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (Alexandria, VA), 1980.

Bilingual Education: A Reference Handbook, American Bibliographical Center-Clio Press (Santa Barbara, CA), 2002.

Contributor to books, including Bilingual Education for Latino Students, edited by L. Valverde, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (Washington, DC), 1979; and Beyond Rhetoric: Urban Multicultural Education, edited by C. A. Ryan and S. L. Woods, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1996. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Theory into Practice, Social Education, Teachers College Record, American School Board Journal, Journal of Language, Culture, and Curriculum, Educational Leadership, and Modern Language Journal. Associate editor, International Journal: Continuous Improvement Monitor, 1995—; regional editor, Hispanic Education Newsletter, 1981-82; member of editorial board, NABE Journal, 1978-81, and Bilingual Research Journal, 2001—.