Elisa K. Salasin

Elisa Salasin directs the elementary, multiple-subject credential track of the Berkeley Educators for Equity and Excellence (BE3) program. She has been involved in Bay Area education since 1989, as an elementary school teacher, mentor to student teachers, university-based supervisor, Bay Area Writing Project Teacher Consultant, and teacher education lecturer. She also served as co-director of UC Berkeley's Project IMPACT, supporting teacher inquiry groups for K-12 classroom teachers - especially novices - who chose to serve in the Bay Area's low income, low-performing public schools. Particular areas of interest include beginning teacher development and teacher inquiry, especially around issues of equity in classroom and school contexts. She is a founding member of the California Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education.

Interests and Professional Affiliations

Equity and Diversity

Multicultural Education

Practitioner Knowledge and Inquiry

Professional Development for Educators

Teacher Development

Teacher Education and Certification


Ph.D. Education; University of California, Berkeley, 2005

M.A. Education; University of California, Berkeley, 1991

B.A. Psychology; Carnegie-Mellon University, 1988

Contact Information

Office #4402

Graduate School of Education
Berkeley Way West Building (BWW)
UC Berkeley
2121 Berkeley Way
Berkeley, CA 94720-1670


(510) 642-7964

Staff Contact

Susie Hill