I am 33 years old, married and with two children ages 15 and 10. I was a bilingual classroom teacher for 8 years. I spent five of those years teaching 1st grade, one-year teaching 2nd grade and two years teaching Kindergarten which became my absolute favorite grade to teach. I have experience teaching in Late-Transitional Bilingual Education programs as well as Dual Language Education programs. I am currently the Bilingual Coordinator, LPAC Coordinator, and a Dyslexia Therapist at Harts Bluff ISD. As you can see, I stay pretty busy!
I obtained my bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M and my master’s degree from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). Becoming a Dyslexia Therapist was not something I had planned for, but Harts Bluff provided me with this opportunity, and I’m very glad I took it. I’m a firm believer that things happen for a reason!
Earning my master’s degree and becoming a Dyslexia Therapist has been one of the greatest achievements of my entire life. As the daughter of immigrant parents and in a family of seven, life hasn’t been essentially easy. I struggled with language and faced many economic obstacles. Being the second out of five siblings in my family to accomplish more than a high school degree, is a great accomplishment. I always knew I was destined for more. As a college student, I had to work really hard; having a part time job, married, being a mom at an early age and a full-time student, all at the same time was very difficult, but it taught me to accomplish my goals and fulfill my dreams. Working hard is a requirement! As an educator, I have learned how important bilingual education is and this the reason why I decided to pursue my master’s degree in Bilingual Education, specializing in the Dual Language. As the Bilingual Coordinator at HBISD, my goal in is to advocate for Dual Language Education, work with parents, teachers and administrators to show them the importance and all the benefits of implementing Dual Language Education at Harts Bluff.