I am an educator, trained storyteller, and writer. I am currently working on a bilingual literacy project to develop an intervention program using storytelling in lieu of practice testing. As a former Dual Language teacher, I used storytelling as an intervention and had successful results with my struggling readers on state assessments. My goal is to be able to replicate the program at other schools.
I am also available to perform storytelling at schools, libraries, and other events. I am able to perform in English or Spanish.
I want to thank all my friends and relatives who served and continue to serve in our Armed Forces. You are dedicated, selfless, and brave to a degree I cannot fathom. May God bless you and your families always.
When I taught my students about Veterans’ Day, I used two books that although different, gave strong messages about love of country: Attack on Pearl Harbor by Shelley Tanaka:
and Brother Eagle, Sister Sky:
I taught with these books because November is such a busy month with profound significance around the themes of country, family, Veterans, Native Americans, religious freedom, and giving thanks.
These books share a commonality in that they expose students to different perspectives. Although these books are somewhat outdated in today’s teaching timeline, the messages are not. I recommend these stories for readers around the third grade and higher.
We had a wonderful inauguration for our Little Library on our cul de sac. Our neighbors came out and filled it up in less than two minutes! A special thanks to Fabian Ramirez and Karina Lakhanpal for the artwork! My family—hubby, dad, mom and boys for the hard labor to set it up! Thanx Lisa Lopez-Williamson for enabling me to get the Little Library and all the awesome work you did in El Paso!
This year I was honored to be asked to present my workshop: Storytelling in the Dual Language Classroom. So, if there are any teachers in the Dallas/Denton area the weekend of March 12-14, you might be interested in attending. There are other great workshops as well. For more info on the workshops follow this link:
I will also be performing my story, Xochitl y Papalotl, at the Fringe Concert from 3:30-5:00 on Saturday, March 14. If you don’t know what a Fringe Concert is and you’re in the vicinity, stop by and learn!
There are a lot of free activities for families as well. For more info, please visit the website at: