Musician, Piano Tuner, Elementary Bilingual and ESL teacher, Professor of Education (bilingual, multicultural, ESL). Especially worked with Navajo and Native American; Spanish and Mexican American; and using music to teach other subjects. Lived in the NE, NW, SW, SE, and Central USA; Central America and South America. Gave thousands of cultural presentations in schools and classrooms pre-k through 12.
I use stories and songs in every subject I teach.
Retirement from Western New Mexico University, May, 2008. Recognitions from New Mexico State Bilingual Advisory Committee, New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education, Texas Tech University Bilingual Student Organization, Gallup Unit NAACP, Gallup Journey Magazine, etc. Recognized by the Gallup McKinley County School District for support of bilingual education, May 18, 1999. Recognized by The House of Representatives of the State of New Mexico for "Outstanding Achievement and Exceptional accomplishment, dedication, support and commitment to educate our youth through bilingual multicultural education. 43rd Legislature, 1997. Promoted to Associate Professor, August, 1995. Awarded Tenure, Western New Mexico University, August, 1995. Elected to membership on the Graduate Faculty, Western New Mexico University, August, 1992. Recognized for "Consistent Direction, Teaching and Support" by the Lubbock Area Association for Bilingual Education, August 29, 1991. Elected to membership on the Graduate Faculty, Texas Tech University, April 7, 1988. "Outstanding Academic Achievement Award", The University of New Mexico College of Education, May 1987. U.S. Department of Education Title VII Bilingual Fellow, The University of New Mexico, College of Education, 1985-86. Standard 1 Elementary Teaching Certificate, State of New Mexico, 1983-1987. Provisional 1 Elementary Education and Music Education (K-12), State of Colorado, 1982-1985. Initial Elementary Teacher (K-8) and Music (K-8), State of Washington, 1980-1984. Basic Professional Certificate, Elementary Education, State of Utah, 1974-1979
University of New Mexico PhD 1987 Major: Bilingual Education, Teacher Education Minor: Music Education University of New Mexico Major: Elem Education (multicultural) MA 1985 Minor: Music and Language Arts New Mexico Highlands: Navajo Language, Culture courses 1982-1985 Eastern Washington University Major: Music Education MA 1982 Minor: Reading Brigham Young University Major: Elementary Education BA 1974 Minors: Music Spanish Aerospace Studies San Francisco State College, music major 1966-67
Professional and Academic Association Memberships Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (Editor of Bilingual Basics for the bilingual special interest group two years) (articles and presentations at state, regional, international TESOL conferences). Last attended International in 1999. National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) (former National Chairman for the Special Interest Group, "Institutions of Higher Education"; Founder and co-chairman of the Special Interest Group, "Language and Culture Retention", 1987-95; Founder and elected Council Member of the Special Interest Group, "Indigenous Bilingual Education" 1986 to 2008, webmaster; member of the special interest group, "Bilingual Vocational Education" 1988 and 1992; ESL Special Interest Group Founding Member) (conference presentor 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005. 2006. 2007); Conference Presentation Review Committee (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998). Attended every annual conference 1987 to 2007. New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education (NMABE) (member, conference presenter, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005. 2006. 2007; editor of El Noticiero 1993 to 2008; NMABE Webmaster 1999 to 2007; NMABE Secretary 1997-2008); annual conference committee 1997 to 2008. Letters. Music Educators National Conference (MENC) (National Journal article publication). Membership and Journal subscription 1982 to 2000. Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) Membership and Journal subscription 1987 to 2008.