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Skills

Experienced ESL Teacher---Master's Degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language--Native Speaker Spanish/English--
Founder of Dual Language Academy in U.S--Experienced School Principal/Director

Education

20172020

PhD

Texas A&M

Curriculum & Instruction

19971998

M.A

University of Central Missouri

Teaching ESL

19881992

B.A

University of Arkansas--Magna Cum Laude

Psychology/Spanish Literature

Work History

08/201208/2017

Principal

Franklin Elementary
  • Founded and implemented a Dual Language Academy using a 50/50 model
  • Led campus  to TEA Distinction Designations in Math, Science and Academic Progress in 2013-17
  • Implemented a school-wide Dual Language Academy where all students are taught in a 50/50 model
  • Coached and implemented SIOP model for ESL teachers
  • Oversaw staff development in CHAMPS, SIOP, KEGAN strategies, Guided Reading, School-Wide Writing
08/200508/2012

Lead Teacher

Eastwood Academy HS
  • Assisted in planning school operations, staff development, and instructional scheduling
  • Appeared in media and Spanish/English television to promote credit recovery for overage students
  • Provided professional development in online instruction and data analysis
  • Co-wrote $50,000 Achieve Texas Grant to build distance learning  lab
08/199808/2003

ESL/Bilingual Elementary Teacher

Crespo Elementary Fine Arts Academy
  • Instructed Primary Grades 1-4 in ESL and Spanish materials
  • Implemented Sheltered Instruction and TPR with primary students.

Awards

20142017

TEA Distinction Designations

Awarded to Franklin Elementary in Academic Progress, Math and Science
2007

Texas Achieve Grant

I was awarded a $50,000 grant from TEA for a proposal I wrote to build a distance learning lab.
2006

East Region Teacher of the Year

Eastwood Academy--Houston Independent School District
1988  

Sturgis Fellowship

University of Arkansas--Fayetteville

Academic Fellowship worth $40,000 awarded to top five incoming freshmen at University of Arkansas