Lara Christoun

Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Academic Programs:
Educational Leadership
Research Areas:
Culturally Responsive Leadership, English Learners, Bilingual Learners, Exceptional Needs
ED 4226
(812) 856-2090

About Me

Dr. Christoun currently teaches A510 School Community Relations and A629 Continuous School Improvement-Data Driven Decision Making.

She returns to IU Bloomington after earning BS in Public Affairs. Dr. Christoun earned her Ed.D. from Northern Illinois University and her M.Ed. In Educational Leadership (with Principal Licensure) from Concordia University Wisconsin, and teaching certification from Carthage College. She holds a Bilingual license in IL and has 20+ years of teaching and administration experience.

Current manuscripts and previous publications:

Williams, Kelly, Christoun, Lara and Wang, Jun. (Summer 2022- anticipated publication) Examining Pre-service General and Special Education Teachers’ Culturally Responsive Teaching Self-Efficacy.

Williams, Lavonne, Christoun, Lara and Wang, Jun (Summer 2022-anticipated publication) Construction & Culturally Responsive Lesson Plan Development & Acquisition for Students with Exceptional Needs: The Impacts of Social Stories & Learning Modalities.

Refereed Publications:

Chapter for an elementary educational text:
Christoun, Lara and Wang, Jun (2019). "Misconceptions about ELLs: Culturally Responsive Practices for General Education Teachers,” for Optimizing Elementary Education for English Language Learners. IGI Global eEditorial Discovery

Christoun, Lara (2017). Educator Perceptions: Prioritizing Support Systems for English Learners. International Journal of Education and Human Developments, Vol 3, No. 4

Christoun, Lara (2015). Prioritizing Key Academic Support Systems for Latino English Language Learners in Northern Illinois Public School Districts. Allied Academies Educational Leadership Journal

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