Dr. Vanessa Marasco

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Title: Coordinator of Clinical Education

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Phone: 941-359-4200

Email: vcasciol@usf.edu

Office: B210

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Dr. Vanessa Marasco is an instructor and Coordinator of Clinical Education at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. She received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of South Florida. Prior to working at USFSM, Dr. Marasco taught elementary school locally and taught both undergraduate and graduate level education courses at USF Tampa. Her areas of interest include reading education, specifically critical literacy, the central importance of supervision in teacher education, and social justice in supervision.


B.S. Elementary Education, USFSM
MA Reading Education, USFSM
Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, USF Tampa


Jacobs, J., & Casciola, V. (2016). Supervision for social justice. In J. Glanz & S. Zepeda (Eds.), Re-examining Supervision: Theory and practice. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Jacobs, J., Casciola, V., Arndt, K., & Mallory, M. (2015). Embedding culture in a field experience seminar: Lessons learned about promoting preservice teacher critical consciousness in an Urban-School partnership. School-University Partnerships Journal, 8(2).

Casciola, V. (2014). Examining the impact of place on the cultural competence of pre-service teachers. Journal of Research in Education 42(2), 79-89.

Casciola, V. (2013). Creating a space for all children: Providing LGBTQ literature in the classroom. Journal of Reading Education.