September 15, 2015
I was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, and moved to the United States when I was two. As I entered school, I became aware of my language difference. Through the understanding and guidance of my bilingual teachers, I was able not only to succeed academically, but also value my diversity and feel accepted in a new place. These experiences ignited my passion for learning and my aspiration for becoming a teacher.
After earning my degree in bilingual education, I channeled my love for helping kids become biliterate in their first and second languages by joining Teach For America. As a first grade dual language teacher, I empower my students to fight the inequities they face by providing them with the skills of leadership, biculturalism, and self-motivation to reach their goals.
As I enter my second year of teaching, I strive to continue guiding students and their families by creating relationships and environments where students become leaders of their own learning.