Elena Sada, PhD

Program Director
Two-Way Immersion Network of Catholic Schools, Boston College

Dr. Sada is the Program Director of the Two-Way Immersion Network of Catholic Schools, a Boston College initiative that supports dual language schools servicing immigrants. She also teaches the Certificate in Bilingual Education. Prior to this, she spent 20 years as a teacher, and school and dual language district administrator, in New York and Connecticut.

Sada earned her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, Bilingual and Multicultural Education at the University of Connecticut. She acquired two Masters of Science degrees – Administration and Supervision of Schools from Hunter College, CUNY; and Theology from the University of Dallas, Texas; her undergraduate degree is on Education from the Anahuac University in Mexico City.

She has been the recipient of the Teacher Leader Award (2004), in New York City; Neag School of Education Alumni Board award and the John Leach Fellowship (2018), the Yaoxin and Ethel Rong awards (2019), at UCONN, and the Phi Delta Kappa Virginia Grazymkpwski Scholarship (2020) while serving as faculty at Eastern Connecticut State University, for her dedication to her field. Sada’s research focuses on the area of Latinx identity in connection to schooling and career pathways. Her mission as a Latina is to fight stigma and build the Latinx community.