I am a Chilean senior woman who has been a permanent resident in the USA for the last decade. With a former career in Agriculture, I lived, studied, and worked before in Chile until 1973, in México (1974-1999), in the USA (1969-1971, and the UK (1989). My agriculture career was mainly as a university professor teaching and doing research in vegetable crops and plant genetic resources. I also taught English in Mexican private and public organizations (1989-1999), deciding to focus in the future in a second career on education.
I came to live in the USA because of family reasons, first in Miami (1999-2001) and then in Colorado Springs (2001-present). Here I have been a bilingual volunter for School District 11 and supported myself doing housekeeping while studying in 2004-2010. I took 27 credits at PPCC in 2004-2006 for updating my education. In 2006-2008 I studied Elementary Education getting a MAED degree at the University of Phoenix Online. In 2008-2010 I did another master degree for English as a Second Language (ESL) at the same university. I consider myself a dedicated educator, now focused on bilingual English-Spanish matters. I am an easy going person, who loves learning-teaching, reading, music, and riding my bicycle. My favorite approach to learning-teaching is cooperative and communicative. I have learned a lot from my children, grandchildren, and students.
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