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EDUCATION
Master of Public Administration
University of Michigan-Flint
Professional Education Certificate
University of Michigan-Flint
Secondary Teacher Certification
Major: Spanish, Minor: Social Science
Spanish Bilingual Endorsement University of Michigan-Flint
Bachelor of Arts University of Michigan-Flint
Major: Spanish, Minor: Music
Associate in Applied Science-Music Mott Community College, Flint, MI
Michigan Online Certificate of Completion
Teaching and Learning Online

EXPERIENCE
Spanish teacher: Flint Community Schools, Warwick Academy, and University of Michigan-Flint Extension and Continuing Education. Bilingual educator: Flint and Beecher Schools. Michigan's Macul MI Champion Program

ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
Professional musician and vocalist

MANAGEMENT SKILLS

  • Instructional designer
  • MI Champions Technology Coach
  • Conference and Workshop Presenter
  • Department chair, mentor of students and teachers
  • Bilingual Coordinator
  • Board member: Flint Institute of Arts, Spanish Speaking Information Center
    COMMUNICATION SKILLS
  • Master's thesis on Multicultural Education
  • Planned and implemented parent bilingual workshops
  • Proficient in English and Spanish
    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Michigan's MI Learning contributor
  • MACUL Conferences 2006 - 2013
  • Collaborative Tools for Learning Conference Holland, MI Dec. 2008

  • Lilly Conference Traverse City, MI Sept. 2008
  • Urban Service-Learning Institute Detroit, MI August 2007
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) National Education Computing Conference (NECC) Atlanta, GA June 2007
  • Curriculum Writing Team (high school computer course, June 2007)
  • University of Michigan-Flint ATA Technology Academy Summer 2007, 2006
  • Interactive Television Training GISD Flint, MI
  • Blackboard course management training
  • Genesee Intermediate School District’s Pioneer Teacher Program
  • Certificate of Completion Dreamweaver CS3 Course
  • Learn and Serve, Flint's in-service on Service Learning
  • Strengthening Foreign Language Instruction training
  • AP Spanish workshop

  • PRESENTATIONS
  • Collaborative Tools for Learning Conference Holland, MI Dec. 2008
  • Lilly Conference Traverse City, MI Sept. 2008
  • MACUL Conference Grand Rapids, MI Mar. 2008
  • Urban Service-Learning Institute Detroit, Mi 2007
  • 10th Annual Service-Learning Institute,University of Michigan-Flint 2006
  • 9th Annual Institute on Service-Learning, Adrian College 2005,
  • 8th Annual Institute on Service-Learning, Grand Valley University 2004

    PROFESSIONAL Videos, CDs, DVD, and Writing

    • Spanish Sounds instructional video collection
    • Universal Design Lesson plan video
    • Service-Learning a Second Language Program DVD
    • Garza, Roberto. "Multicultural Education:a Key Component for Comprehensive Instruction."Diss. University of Michigan-Flint
  • AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS
  • Macul Spotlight http://www.macul.org/site/files/jfall08.pdf
  • Flint Spanish Speaking Information Center
  • Education Award
  • Flint Citywide Minorities in Higher Education Award
  • University of Michigan-Flint Scholastic Achievement
  • Learn and Serve-Michigan Recognition
  • Flint Institute of Arts Service Recognition
  • ACTIVITIES AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

    • Member: Honor Society in Education-Kappa Delta Pi
    • Member: International Foreign Language Honor Society-Phi Sigma Iota
    • Member: Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Flint, MI
    • Member: Flint Institute of Arts
      Board Member 1994 -2000
    • Member: Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) 2006-2013
    • Mentor on Service-Learning

    Interests: tennis, music, golf, Aikido, art, gardening, farming and farm animals, Spanish, and technology