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A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary. -Thomas Carruthers

I am the Instructional Designer at Mesa Community College. In this educational support role, I offer professional development and individual consultation to faculty, administration and employees advancing teaching and learning at the college.I began my career in the elementary classroom, teaching third and sixth grades. I was the designated SEI teacher specializing in Earth science. For several years, I taught high school ESL. I have taught community college courses for pre-service teachers and facilitated professional development for K-20 certified educators. My teaching experiences have included online and web enhanced platforms. For three years, I served as the director of the Teachers of Language Learners Learning Community (TL3C) grant. This grant aimed to (1) increase the pool of highly prepared teachers of language learners, and (2) support teachers of language learners (TLLs) in various programs at Title I schools.