HB 3 Reading Academy Certified: ELAR &/Or Biliteracy, Literacy and Biliteracy Instruction, Balanced Literacy Approach strategies, Guided Reading, Interactive Read-Aloud, Reader’s Workshop, Reading
Intervention, Writer’s Workshop, Dual Language Monitoring, Assessment and
Program Design, Research Based Spanish Literacy Instruction, Incorporating
the SLAR TEKS within a Balanced Literacy Program, English Language

I served in a variety of roles during my 24 years as a Texas public
schools educator. The roles include: Elementary academic services and
multilingual director, elementary principal, elementary assistant
principal, Reading Recovery and Descubriendo la Lectura Teacher
Leader, Curriculum Specialist, Lead Reading Teacher, elementary
bilingual classroom teacher and college education department
instructor. For the past three years, I have worked in various public
school settings in my new role as a Biliteracy Consultant. I continue to
enjoy opportunities to coach and support educators, especially bilingual
and ESL teachers. While working as a consultant, I have had the
opportunity support Texas public schools in the implementation of
research based effective Spanish literacy practices by providing
professional development sessions and on-site administrator and
teacher coaching. I also enjoy creating media based professional
learning opportunities for teachers. In my personal life, I enjoy spending
time with my family. My husband and I have been married for 25 years,
love to travel and have a 21 year old daughter, Mariam and a 23 year
old son, Zak. Some of my favorite hobbies include reading, taking
vacations and taking art classes.