707 S. Mathews Ave. | MC-168
Urbana, IL 61801
Cassandra is originally from upstate New York and graduated from Marist College with a BA in Spanish, a minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and a concentration in Bilingual Education/ESL. She earned her Master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she currently works as the Teaching Coordinator and a Senior Lecturer of the ESL Program. Since 2012, this work includes teaching academic writing for international students and coordinating the teaching support, training, and development of the ESL instructors. Her teaching interests and experiences have developed particularly in the areas of instructional design, learning outcomes, educational technology, online teaching, and Universal Design for Learning. She regularly serves on the Linguistics faculty committees for Website & Publicity and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.
Graduate Certificate of Specialization in Diversity and Equity in Education, College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Certificate in Online Learning Administration, ION
Master Online Teacher Certificate, ION
MA in TESL, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BA in Spanish, Marist College
- ESL 111 (114): Introduction to Academic Writing I
- ESL 115: Principles of Academic Writing
- ESL 512: Introduction to Academic Writing
- ESL 515 (501): Introduction to Academic Writing
- ESL 521: Written and Oral Business Communication
- ESL 522 (505): Introduction to Business Writing
- ESL 592 (502): Advanced Academic Writing / Independent Study
- ESL 593 (503): Academic Presentation Skills
Honors & Awards
Mary A. Hussey Award for Excellence in ESL Teaching
Kotnarowski, J. E., & Rosado, C. A. (2020). Picking Teams: A Communicative Decision-Making Game. In U. Nurmukhamedov , & R. Sadler (Eds.), New Ways in Teaching with Games (pp. 5-7). TESOL Press.
Rosado, C. A., & Kotnarowski, J. E. (2020). Teaching Questions and Descriptions With “International Guess Who?”. In U. Nurmukhamedov, & R. Sadler (Eds.), New Ways in Teaching with Games (pp. 93-94). TESOL Press.