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Professional Staff Development

I truly enjoy sharing my knowledge attained over a lifetime of teaching with educators. I am available for professional speaking engagements. Please see below some of the topics I can address and refer to my professional Vitae for courses I have taught.


Speaker Topics


The Art of Writing Poetry

Poetry Recitation

Poetry Interpretation


Creative Writing

Writing Creatively in the ESL Classroom

Creating Alphabet Books

Bilingual Education

Benefits of Bilingualism

Bilingual Education Special Topics


Parental Involvement*

Raising Successful Children

Factors in Academic Achievement

Helping your Child Develop Literacy Skills

Bilingualism – A Challenge for the Spanish Speaker of the United States

Multicultural Education

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

Spanish Influence in the United States




English as a Second Language

Diverse Student Populations

Reading & Language Arts

*Parental involvement is available on a variety of topics and can be presented in either English or Spanish, or bilingually. The presentations to parents’ center on achievement and success factors in order to help bridge the Hispanic achievement gap.

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