Anita's Bio

Anita Pandey
  • Proud parent of a middle & high schooler
  • Active parent volunteer & PTA member
  • Trained educator with 28 years of teaching experience
  • 1 of 3 national educ. experts invited to speak at the U.S. House of Representatives
  • full professor with expertise in reading, early childhood & ESL
  • Columbia University Author: Language Building Blocks
  • Internationally recognized: US. liaison for the Assoc. for Childhood Educ. International
  • Director, HC AA History Project (part of the HC Historical Society)
  • Advocate & testifying parent & researcher for HB1502 & 1351
  • Garnered support for & provided testimony for the passage of the Seal of Biliteracy in MD
  • Full Professor who earned her doctorate from UIUC


A multilingual mother fears that English-only schooling will prompt heritage language loss and/or resentment in her children:

Why I Kept My Children Out of Preschool (attached)


ABC Award
Patapsco Appreciation Award
NABE award 2016