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Dual Language Teacher of the Month

2018

Abril
By Dual Language School Team
Abril 25, 2018
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8 Min. Read


"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...

Marzo
By Dual Language School Team
Marzo 09, 2018
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5 Min. Read


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...

Febrero
Marylou Escobar and Class
By Dual Language School Team
Febrero 08, 2018
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7 Min. Read


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...

Enero
By Dual Language School Team
Enero 09, 2018
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5 Min. Read


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

Diciembre
By Dual Language School Team
Diciembre 04, 2017
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8 Min. Read


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...

Noviembre
Teacher of the Month
By Dual Language School Team
Noviembre 21, 2017
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6 Min. Read

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...

Septiembre
By Dual Language School Team
Septiembre 06, 2017
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6 Min. Read

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...

Agosto
Dual Language Teacher of the Month Christina Perez and class taking a field trip to the library
By Dual Language School Team
Agosto 15, 2017
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5 Min. Read

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,...

Julio
Dual Language Teacher of the Mont Krishna Borja Cruz helping a student
By Dual Language School Team
Julio 19, 2017
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6 Min. Read

What has been your experience of dual language education in northern California?

I have been given the great opportunity to teach a Dual Immersion 4th/5th grade class. We follow the 90/10 model and at these grade levels, students learn in Spanish 60% of the time and in English 40% of the time. After just completing my teaching credential program, my experience at Thomas Edison has been an amazing one. I have had the privilege and opportunity to work with a group of students that...

Junio
Dual Language Teacher of the Month – Chris Bessonette and students
By Dual Language School Team
Junio 09, 2017
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6 Min. Read

An exciting way to challenge one's self is to continue learning and getting feedback on current work as well as reflecting on how classroom strategies can be improved. While it may be a stretch, the same way teachers hope their students grow, teachers should also experience the fantastic manner of growing in their own capacities. Teachers encourage deeper analysis of why and how things are accomplished whether it be math or science. Why should teachers not be expected to demonstrate a deeper...