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Dabney Harfst Narvaez, American university official. Grantee United States Department Education, 1970, 1984-1986, 87—, New York State Department Education, 1987, United States-Japan Foundation, 1987; fellow Ford Foundation, 1970-1971, travel grantee, 1982; Title VII doctoral fellow New York University, 1977-1979.


Narvaez, Dabney Harfst was born on October 15, 1944 in Oak Park, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Richard David and Alice (Fitzgerald) Harfst.


Bachelor in Spanish Literature, Bryn Mawr College, 1967. Master of Public Administration, University Puerto Rico, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy in Education, New York University, 1983.


Teacher English as Second Language, teacher trainer Title III program, Salinas (P.R.) Public Schools, 1969-1970;staff member department educational affairs, Organization of American States, Washington, 1970-1971;staff member, Mayor's Education Task Force, Newark, 1972-1973;regional coordinator New York State mini-project program, New York State Department Education, Albany, 1973-1974;consultant in bilingual education, National Episcopal Church Center, New York City, 1980-1985;coordinator New York Bilingual Education Multifunctional Support Center, Columbia University Teachers College, New York City, 1983-1986;coordinator special projects, senior research associate National Origin Desegregation Center, Columbia University Teachers College, New York City, 1986-1987;coordinator Center for National Origin Equity, Columbia University Teachers College, New York City, 1987-1990;assistant director Institute for Urban and Minority Education,, Columbia University Teachers College, New York City, 1988-1990;director Multicultural Education Center,, Baruch College, CUNY, 1990-1993. Instructor English as Second Language program Inter-American U., San German, P.R., summer 1967, Kean College, Union, New Jersey, 1981-1982. Proposal analyst, research assistant division ednl.planning and development Department Public Instruction P.R., Hato Rey, 1969-1970.

Planning consultant New Jersey Ednl. Staff Seminar, Newark, 1973. Presenter in field; conductor workshops, panels and seminars in field.

Member New York City Public School Chancellor's Bilingual Education Advisory Commission, 1984-1986. Member Newark public schools review team New Jersey Education Commissioner's Quality Education Task Force, 1990.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Hispanic Curricula Evaluation and Review, 1981. Contributor articles to professional publications.


Member task force on new immigrants and American education American Jewish Committee, New York City, 1988-1989. Member International Teachers English to Speakers Other Languages Organization, National Association Bilingual Educators, National Council Teachers English (grantee research foundation 1980-1981), New York State Bilingual Educators Association, New Jersey Teacher English to Speakers Other Langs./Bilingual Education Organization, Phi Delta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, fishing, swimming, Latin dancing.


Married Alfonso Anthony Narvaez, April 18, 1971. Children: Alfonso, Paul, Alicia, David.

Richard David Harfst

Alice (Fitzgerald) Harfst

Alfonso Anthony Narvaez

Alfonso Narvaez

Paul Narvaez

Alicia Narvaez

David Narvaez