Now Retired. One semester teaching freshman composition at university level. One semester teaching math & science to 4-5-6th graders in Catholic school. Ten years as a high school classroom Spanish teacher
Used TPRS--Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling to help students acquire the Spanish language in the same all people learn: through hearing comprehensible input. Ignored teaching grammar as a discreet topic, but only in context. Used contemporary Latin pop songs to help students learn vocabulary, chunks of language and poetic forms of expression.
Wrote a descriptive essay about my hometown, Edinburg, Texas, during my senior year in college. It was titled "The Woolen Sarape" and was first published in an anthology titled "The Mexican American: From Caricature to Self-Portrait", edited by Edward Simmen, PhD. This has been re-named "The Barrio" and has been published twenty times over the last few decades in a college level freshman composition textbook (also used in advanced English courses at the high school level.
BA English Pan American University, Edinburg, Tx MBA, International Business, Thunderbird School of International Business, Glendale AZ
Born in Edinburg, Texas. Married with two adult children: a daughter with a doctorate in psychology and a talented therapist, and a son who is a video producer in Los Angeles. Member of the Bahá'í Faith since 1972.