I am a sequential bilingual originally from Colombia with a B.A in Education and Spanish Linguistics. I am coming to Mark Twain from District 47 Crystal Lake, where I worked since 2012. I started there as a Dual Language Kindergarten teacher where I facilitated the development and the implementation of the biliteracy framework. Since 2015, I have worked as a Bilingual Resource Teacher. I have also served the Hispanic community District 47 by hosting adult classes and promoting strategies to support native language development at home. I am currently working on my Master's in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Bilingual Education. On a personal note, this winter I welcomed my first baby, Sarah Lucia.