I am an educational diagnostician, and work together with IEP teams to assist with the evaluation of students with disabilities. I have been a diagnostician for three years. Before that, I was a special education teacher for kinder through high school. My first year teaching was as a first grade bilingual (English/Spanish) teacher.
I love centers and small group instruction with hands-on activities. I also like using multisensory techniques in reading and language arts, which work great for students with dyslexia.
As a graduate project, a team of 3 of us presented a poster project for OMEP at the NAEYC national conference in 2008. Our presentation was titled: Responding to UN Rights of the Child: Early Childhood Environments in Rural Peru. This same group also presented at the Peace and Justice Gathering at UTPA. During my graduate studies I was awarded the Academic Achievement Award at UTB, which is given to one student in every graduate degree program every year, for my work in my special education graduate degree.
I have a bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary studies, with a specialty in early childhood through 4th grade bilingual education. I have a masters degree in education, specializing in early childhood education. I also have a masters degree in education, specializing as an educational diagnostician. In the state of Texas, I am a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist.
I am married and have an 8year-old son and newborn daughter at home. I enjoy spending time with my family and trying different cooking recipes that I find online, whenever I have the time!