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Dual Language Teacher of the Month

2018

June
By Dual Language School Team
June 28, 2018
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June’s Dual Language Teacher of the Month award continues the trend begun in May by celebrating and recognizing the hard work of a duo of teachers. Sydney Valdez and Noelia Gomez who work as a team at Tyler Elementary School in Washington, D.C. and were nominated by Laura Chapa. Clara shared this about the duo, "Sydney and Noelia communicate high expectations, respect and show interest in each of their students. Both teachers recognize students as bilingual learners. They help ...

May
By Dual Language School Team
May 31, 2018
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For our May Dual Language Teacher of the Month, we decided to do something different than our normal individual nomination. This month, we are honoring Mary and Mika, a Spanish and English teacher duo in the Kindergarten Dual Immersion class from Holbrook Language Academy in Concord, California. Their Principal, Ms. Marga Marshall, brought these two to our attention. Ms. Marshall is incredibly dedicated to her school and their dedication to bilingual education, and wanted to...

April
By Dual Language School Team
April 25, 2018
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"She goes above and beyond to reach each of her students. She is always willing to try new things and perfect her craft. She helps other teachers at Gomez as well as staff at other schools, the Dual Language Program and the community and she does it all with a smile!”- Melissa Wolken (Gomez Heritage Dual Language Team Leader)

Maira Guzman came to our attention when she was nominated by one of her colleagues...

March
By Dual Language School Team
March 09, 2018
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Clara Galindo is someone who exudes positivity and a "zen attitude" in her classroom. Her students are the best indication of this, who describe her as "the best teacher they ever had", a huge contribution to their confidence in writing and math, and their overall success as students. In the dual language field, it is very important to show a caring attitude to your students and a genuine interest in their success. Succeeding in two languages is already difficult, and therefore...

February
Marylou Escobar and Class
By Dual Language School Team
February 08, 2018
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When we review applicants for the Dual Language Teacher of the Month award, we often review what their colleagues, students, and superiors have to say about them. Our February Teacher of the Month, Marylou Escobar, stood out because of the care, generosity, and passion for her profession that her peers so clearly identify. Angela Palmeri, our first Dual Language Teacher of the Month, nominated Marylou for her excellence. Marylou is the co-founder of the Spanish Dual...

January
By Dual Language School Team
January 09, 2018
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The beginning of a new year is is the best time to get inspired by stories that truly have a long-lasting impact on motivating people to be their best selves. DualLanguageSchools.org is intended to be a place for teachers, educators, and parents to learn from one...

2017

December
By Dual Language School Team
December 04, 2017
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At DualLanguageSchools.org, we honor teachers monthly who have made a huge difference in the Dual Language community. We reach out to parents, administrators, fellow teachers, to nominate stand-out members of their community who make a difference in the lives of aspiring Bilingual citizens.

Paula Rios is no exception to this, she is someone who exemplifies the characteristics that we need in a Dual Language teacher. We were recommended to Paula because of her phenomenal...

November
Teacher of the Month
By Dual Language School Team
November 21, 2017
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Teachers are innovators, constantly finding new ways to supplement their students' education in fun, creative ways that make learning enjoyable. This could not be more true of Vanessa Garcia, our October Dual Language Teacher of the Month! Vanessa utilizes the arts to solidify her students' education, and provides them with a sense of creativity that goes beyond books, allowing students to explore with an artistic mind. Vanessa's dedication to her students exemplifies the qualities that we...

September
By Dual Language School Team
September 06, 2017
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Teaching is one of the most powerful professions on Earth. The ability to shape a mind from a young age is both a privilege and a gift. At DualLanguageSchools.org, we honor the profession by sharing the stories of influential teachers who have made a difference in the Dual Language community. We believe that teachers deserve recognition for their first-hand involvement in shaping society, and allowing creative young minds to grow. This month's teacher of the month, is someone who embodies...

August
Dual Language Teacher of the Month Christina Perez and class taking a field trip to the library
By Dual Language School Team
August 15, 2017
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Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Salinas, CA. I, along with my siblings are first generation born in the United States. Our family, culture, and pride comes from Michoacán, Mexico, where growing up, we spent our winter vacations and learned what being Mexican is all about. Being Mexican American is a privilege and something I am very proud of.

How long have you been involved in education?

I have been involved in education all of my life. As a child,...