Lonnie has been continually teaching for 35 years in Illinois, New Mexico and Mexico in ESL, bilingual subjects and Spanish in all grades from pre-k to college. She has also written over 25 books, many with musical CDs, for ESL, Spanish, italian, French, German, and even Arabic classes.
Lonnie is a passionate and slightly crazy teacher. She tries to engage all her students with a variety of activities which respect most of the students' varying learning styles and different interests and talents.
Association For Supervision and Curriculum Development â€“ Focus on Excellence Award Albuquerque Chamber of Congress-â€œBlue Ribbon Teacher of the Yearâ€ NMOLE - Creativity in Foreign Language Teaching Award Manzano High School -Teacher of the Year
B.A. Spanish major, Portuguese minor, ESL certificate Graduated High Honors University of Illinois, Champaign, Il Graduate work in Bilingual Special Education Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico Graduate work in Counseling, Bilingual Education University of New Mexico
Lonnie is the author and editor of Vibrante Press which started in 1986. She writes and publishes materials for the exciting and engaged Spanish, ESL, German, French, Italian, Arabic classroom. She has recently started writing for the special education science and social studies classrooms, too. Because she's a teacher (and hope to be forever) and uses these materials herself, she knows how good they are for her classroom and yours. With the onset of the digital age, www.teachersPayTeachers has help spread the word of her materials to teachers worldwide.