Celia Oyler is a professor at Teachers College, Columbia University where she teaches courses in curriculum, teacher education, and elementary social studies methods. Celia taught in public schools for 15 years before getting her Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Chicago. For 10 of those 15 years she worked in inclusive classroom settings, teaching students with a wide range of social and intellectual skill levels.
Celia's research, teaching, and service are stimulated by her commitments to participatory democracy and she believes that schools can be sites where the skills and dispositions for democratic living are practiced. Her current work centers on supporting classroom teachers to engage in social action projects and use multilevel instruction in urban classrooms.