After I received my bachelor’s degree from ENE-SON in Early Childhood Education, I continued my education and was awarded a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in bilingual education from ASU. My study continued at UADEC, Coahuila, Mexico where I received a Master’s degree in Development and Promotion of Culture with a concentration in Cultural Legacy and Festivals. In addition to these three degrees, I earned endorsements in the areas of Secondary Education, reading, SEI, Spanish, and dance.
Over the past 20 years I have taught different subjects in public schools including general education bilingual and duo language acquisition. My experience also includes teaching in the Montessori setting as well as Spanish, general dance, reading and ESL at Maricopa Community College. I have also taught Spanish and dance in a private setting.
My love for culture and the arts led me to found MEXFOLK. This organization proudly promotes culture through the arts. As the producer and director of the Mesa Ballet Folklorico Fandango Ya! I have had the privilege of working with amazingly gifted artists. This group performs locally at public and private events. My experience as a dancer includes ballroom dancing at Arizona State University, Ballet Folklorico from Universidad de Sonora, Ballet Folklorico Nacional de Silvia Lozano in Mexico, Ballet Folklorico de Latino America in both Arizona and Texas, as well as Ballet Folklorico Alma de Mexico in Mesa, Arizona.