My teaching approach is student centered experiences so that knowledge is acquired at a deep level of understanding and not simply memorizing of rules and routines. For adults, teaching is based on the learners' needs and personal objectives- purpose driven!
I'm bilingual and bicultural and love the way language is logical! I have experience as a teacher for students of all ages and have spent the last 10 years educating teachers! Teaching as art and practice is student centered.
PhD, MBA, M.Ed., (bilingual - Spanish) has worked in business and education throughout her professional career. For the past two years she has been a data analyst and research director for Praxis with Integrity dba Texas Nurturing Center. From 2005-2018 she worked at IDRA (Intercultural Development Research Association) and its Regional Equity Assistance Center specializing in teacher leadership, bilingual and English as a Second Language, and intercultural relations. During this time she was doing professional development, research requests and grant writing. She has also worked as an Adjunct Professor at UTSA and as an Instructor for Emporia State University in Kansas. In Oklahoma City Public Schools she was a ESL teacher and then an ESL Coordinator keeping track of student data. She also has experience working with school districts under OCR and DOJ resolution agreements based on race, gender, national origin and religion.
Doctoral/MBA 2013, Organizational Leadership Studies and Masters in
Business Administration, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio. Dissertation topic: Leadership, Self-Efficacy, and Science Achievement in Culturally Diverse Schools, 2007 – 2013.
M.Ed. Bilingual, ESL, and Multicultural Education, University of Central Oklahoma, 2000.
B.A. Spanish, Sociology, and Social Studies Education, St. Olaf College,
March 2018 to Current: Senior Research Specialist for Praxis with Integrity: collecting and analyzing client data, creating reports, and posting evaluation criteria for other agencies. (Social Services with children and parents involved in Child Protective Services.)
January 2005-February 2018: Education Associate. Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA), San Antonio, TX.
In her work in IDRA Field Services, she provided training and technical assistance to school districts and teachers in the area of race relations, gender equity and services for English language learners She also assisted in district and program evaluations and other student equity services.
Adjunct Professor at UTSA – ESL Education- August 2015 – December 2016
January 2003- December 2004: Resource Specialist. Emporia State University, Kansas.
January 2003 – December 2004: Independent Consultant. Longman Pearson Education.
January 1999 - December 2003: Area Resource Coordinator. Oklahoma City Public Schools.
• Interfaith Welcome Coalition (February 2018 to present)
• Personnel Committee at St. John's Lutheran Church, San Antonio, TX (February 2011 – December 2015).
• Mission Director and Facilitator- annually plans logistics (lodging, traveling, finances, and daily activities) and facilitates cross- cultural communications for a week- long trip n Sololá, Guatemala (January 2012- January 2016)
• Leads and spearheads fundraising "Books4Guate" to provide Spanish books for disadvantaged indigenous children in Guatemala (January 2003 to present)
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