I started teaching in 2006, when I got an position as an ESL teacher to 3rd to 6th graders. In 2007, I moved to Texas to start my career in the United States. Since then, I've taught Kindergarten, first in a late-exit bilingual program and later in a One-Way Dual Language program. I am currently a 2nd grade bilingual teacher in a Two-Way Dual Language program striving to make my students fully bilingual and fluent in both English and Spanish! I have presented at NABE, TABE, SAAABE (National, Texas and San Antonio Area Associations for Bilingual Education), and the Adelante Conference (sponsored by the University of Texas and the Austin Independent School District). I've also had articles published in the "¡Ahora sí!" newspaper (a division of the Austin American-Statesman) and the Language Policy Journal.
For me, education is meant to be centered around the students, rather than the teacher. I love incorporating the students' own experiences in the classroom, including hands-on activities in my lessons, and using technology and music as supporting tools to enhance the students' experience in school.
2007: Granted a teaching position in Texas through the program "Visiting teachers in the United States and Canada" (Ministry of Education, Spain) 2008: Austin ISD’s “Teacher of promise” Recognition Award 2010, 2011, 2012: Nominee for Austin ISD’s “Teacher of the Year” 2012: Grant recipient to study a Master's Degree in Bilingual Education and Teacher Leadership at the University of Texas in Austin
Bachelor's Degree in Primary Education (2006) Master’s Degree in Bilingual Education and Teacher Leadership - graduated with honors (2013)
I was a private tutor in Spain for 6 years before I started teaching in public schools.