30 years teaching grades 2, 3 5, and 6 in Riverside Unified School District. Creative writing teacher, University of California Early Educational Outreach Summer Program and High School Immigrant Education Program. GATE certified BCLAD certified
Writers Workshop, cooperative learning, TESOL
Teacher: Longfellow Elementary Teacher of the Year Author: 2012 Tejas Star Award for "The Runaway Piggy"
BA, Liberal Studies, University of California, Riverside GATE certificate, University of California, Riverside MFA, Fiction, National University
Published works: The Runaway Piggy/El cochinito fugitivo, Arte Publico Press A Mummy in Her Backpack/Una momia en su mochila/Arte Publico Press The Place Where You Live/Arte Publico Press (to be published, December 2015)