Teaching & Curriculum

Maya Steinborn is skilled in curriculum development and culturally relevant pedagogy. She created a year-long United States history curriculum for her MA field project in Human Rights Education, and has designed and implemented unit plans for English 10, Freshman Leadership Studies, and Mythology & Folklore courses at her current school. 

Education & Certifications

Maya is expected to graduate in May 2019 with her MEd in Curriculum & Instruction-Secondary English Language Arts from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her capstone project explores the pedagogy and praxis of reading memoirs about diaspora with her high school students. 

Previously, Steinborn completed her MA in Human Rights Education at the University of San Francisco and her BA in History at the University of Puget Sound.

Steinborn received her teaching credential in 2017 and was certified as a Speak Truth to Power Lead Educator by RFK Human Rights in 2015. 


Nusbaum, E. & Steinborn, M. (2019). A “visibilizing” project: “seeing” the ontological erasure of disability in teacher education and social studies curricula. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 34(1), 24-35.

Nusbaum, E. & Steinborn, M. (2017, April). Disability studies and Human Rights Education: developing DS curriculum in K-12 schools. Paper presented at the meeting of the Western Social Science Association, San Francisco, CA.

Nusbaum, E. & Steinborn, M. (2017, February). FAIR-era contexts for inclusion: disability studies in K-12 classrooms. Paper presented at the meeting of the Symposium on Engaged Scholarship, San Francisco, CA.

Steinborn, M. (2014, September). Teaching for compassion: a lesson on complicating personal identity. Poster presented at the Race and Pedagogy National Conference, Tacoma, WA.