Ann-Marie Wiese focuses on issues related to the education of young dual language learners and provides content and operations leadership across a variety of projects in the Center for Child and Family Studies.
Wiese led a local professional learning initiative for preschool practitioners, providing seminars and on-site coaching as well as developing a self-assessment tool focused on language and literacy practices that support young students who are dual language learners.
Wiese has also contributed to resources created for the California Department of Education. Most recently, she co-directed the project that developed California Best Practices for Young Dual Language Learners Research Overview Papers and the California Preschool Program Guidelines related to young dual language learners, with a series of accompanying videos.
Wiese has authored chapters in the Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children and Advances in Early Education and Day Care. And she recently directed the Parent Involvement Project (PIP), which facilitates high-quality family engagement experiences for culturally and linguistically diverse children and families.
Prior to joining WestEd, Wiese was an Assistant Professor of Education at the University of California at Santa Cruz and began her career as a bilingual teacher in a Spanish-English two-way immersion.
Wiese earned a PhD in education from the University of California, Berkeley.