About Me

Hello, my name is . I love learning and teaching. I was an elementary, bilingual and ESL teacher for five years. Then I went to graduate school and earned a doctorate in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University, in 2009. I currently coordinate, teach, and supervise in the bilingual undergraduate teacher preparation program at Texas A&M.

 

I am married to John and we have been blessed with  five children.

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For a comprehensive rendition of my work (education, work experience, presentations, publications, and more) please view my curriculum vitae.

 

When I read children’s books, I learn much about life and how life should be. The Little Prince, written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is one of my favorite books. In the book we get an insight into what it means to know someone:

“Grown-ups love figures. When you tell them that you have made a new friend, they never ask you any questions about essential matters. They never say to you, ‘What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? Does he collect butterflies?’ Instead, they demand: ‘How old is he? How many brothers has he? How much does he weigh? How much money does his father make?’ Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about him.”

Therefore, I can help you know me further. To know the sound of my voice, please listen to one of my videos. The games that I love best are those that involve word knowledge and any games that bring my family together on a family game night. I do not collect butterflies. If I were to collect insects, I would collect dragonflies. I collect books and I collect words that I learn.

 

 

 

Professional Disclaimer: In this website, I represent my personal and my professional views, which ensue from a convergence of research that I read or engage in, experiences that I have had, and my nous (which I hope grows with every passing year).