Dr. Larocco is a professor in the School of Education. She coordinates the Multiple Subject Bilingual Pathway. She received her PhD in Literacy from UC, Davis. She was the first bilingual certified teacher in Chico Unified, developing, with district officials, first a transitional bilingual and, later, a two-way immersion program. She has taught reading methods and curriculum development courses.
Larocco’s professional interests include literacy instruction, bilingual education, integration of curriculum, socio-cultural factors influencing learning and teaching, and assessment.