About the Author
I am a California Native, and am now living and teaching in Texas. I earned my Associate in Liberal Arts degree from East Los Angeles College, in Monterey Park, California, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and Bilingual Education from Texas A&M University, in College Station, Texas. For the past 12 years, I have served as a 4th grade dual language ELA & SLA teacher, currently teaching language arts and social studies in English & Spanish. Since 2014, I have worked as a volunteer Education Liaison for a non-profit, where our vision is to have a world that values all cultures, education, and the arts. Each September, the organization awards scholarships for higher education. Working for a non-profit allowed me the practice of lots of "real world" writing.
In January of 2017, my 4th grade class of 2016-17 inspired me to enter the world of blogging. They taught me that the best classrooms are those where all of the humans in the room are learners... and we learn best by learning from each other.
During the summer of 2017, I became a National Writing Project, Heart of Texas Writing Project, Teacher Consultant / University of Texas at Austin.
As a Writing Project Teacher Consultant, I joined the CSISD Writing Project team in July 2017. Working with an eclectic group of writers, poets, authors, and leaders of literacy helps me to grow as a writer. "It is humbling to walk among giants."