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Work History

Aug 2014Aug 2015

Instructional Specialist

Everman ISD
  • Provided leadership in the design, revision, and implementation of district curriculum
  • Coordinated the implementation of linguistically-appropriate targeted instruction for the district's limited English proficient population to close achievement gaps 
  • Conducted professional development training at the campus and district level
Aug 2013Aug 2014

Bilingual Teacher (Second Grade) 

Lake Dallas Elementary School, Lake Dallas ISD
  • Planned, prepared and delivered instructional activities that facilitated active learning experiences
  • Prepared lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in student learning styles  
  • Used a variety of technological platforms to engage students, support peers, and communicate efficiently with parents: Edmodo, Remind 101, Prezi, Educreations, blogs, and iMovie
Oct 2012Dec 2013

Educational Consultant

Estrellita, Inc.
  • Conducted professional development training at the Bilingual/ESL Education Association of the Metroplex (BEAM) Symposium
  • Managed company's social media: Facebook, LinkedIn
  • Marketed and promoted company's literacy program
Sep 2012Aug 2013

English Language Learner (ELL) Facilitator

Universal Academy, Irving Campus
  • Facilitated instructional delivery of ELL methodology
  • Conducted staff development training for teachers based on feedback from team leaders
  • Administered all required assessment for ELL students
Aug 2010Aug 2012

Bilingual Teacher (Second Grade)

Lewisville Elementary School, Lewisville ISD
  • Planned, prepared and delivered instructional activities that facilitated active learning experiences
  • Created a 21st century learning environment: learner-centered, media-driven, data-rich, diverse
  • Served on Safe & Civil Committee that established schoolwide positive discipline policies
Feb 2006May 2010

Bilingual Teacher (Kindergarten, Second Grade) 

Rann Elementary School, Decatur ISD
  • Planned, prepared and delivered instructional activities that facilitated active learning experiences
  • Conducted a district-wide workshop on technology integration with focus on video editing software
  • Served as Liaison of Community Outreach Committee that assisted in promoting parent involvement
Sept 1997Jun 2003

Press Operator

Imperial Group Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Operated hydraulic presses by manually feeding steel or metal blanks on die for forming, trimming, and/or piercing
  • Performed maintenance, servicing, and mechanical adjustments to machinery and equipment as needed
  • Specialized in the production of fuel tank ends, inner panels, and cross members for Peterbilt trucks

Education

20062009

Post-Baccalaureate in Education

University of North Texas
  • Completed all course requirements for the Teacher Certification Program

  • Focused on Bilingual/ESL curriculum and pedagogy studies
20032005

B.A. in Spanish, Minor in Psychology

Midwestern State University
  • Served as Spanish Club President
  • Participated in the Study Abroad Program to Universidad de las Américas in Puebla, Mexico

Certifications

Jan 2015Dec 2020

Texas Educator Certificate

State Board for Educator Certification
  • Bilingual Generalist EC-4
  • Physical Education EC-12