In the immediate El Paso community nine school districts compete for the limited number of bilingual teachers, and although the number of bilingual teachers increases each year, the number of students with limited English proficiency continues to surpass the supply of bilingual teachers. For bilingual special education it is even more of a critical need. Consequently grant writing has been a major goal for me at the university, allowing opportunities for students, and providing a rich curriculum for the university community.
2012 - 2017 $1.8
Leadership English Acquisition, Academic Achievement Development:
Project LEAD, Office of English Language Acquisition, U.S. Department of Education.Transforming Schools and Educational Practices for English language learners' Success; School Structures; English and Academic Language Development; Content Literacies; Professional Learning Communities; Professional Development; Parents; ELD/ESL Certification; Mentoring Administrators Teachers. Research and Pedagogies
The First Lady's Literacy Initiative for Texas
||Project TLC, Training in Literacy thru Content , Title III, Office of
English Language Acquisition, U.S. Department of Education.
Funded 3 yrs $ 601,000
|2001-06||Project TRIO, Transforming Rural Instructional Opportunities,
Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs
(OBEMLA), U.S. Department of Education.
Funded for 5 years $1.2
||Project LISTOS, Language Interface for Special Teachers of Our
Students, (Bilingual Special Education) Office of Special
Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS), U.S.
Department of Education.
Funded 5 years $1.2
|1998||Creating Inclusive School Communities, Office of Special
Education and Rehabilitative Services(OSERS), U.S. Department
of Education. Funded 1 year $10,000