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Since the year 2000, I have worked in bilingual/international schools in Bogota (Colegio Gimnasio Vermont and Colegio Hacienda Los Alcaparros), Santa Marta (Colegio Bilingue de Santa Marta and Bureche International School) and Barranquilla (Altamira International School) in Colombia. I earned a scholarship from COLFUTURO (2005) and obtained a Master’s degree in Education. I had the opportunity to be a returning Teacher Assistant for Biology AP students, and work as a Research Assistant for the Synchrotron Radiation Center, to develop a physics course as part of the PEOPLE (Pre-College Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence) program offered by UW – Madison. Since my return to Colombia in 2007, I have worked in leadership positions, not only being the head of the science department, but also the coordinator for the science fair, environmental projects, and the liaison for the alignment, revision and implementation of science curricula in several institutions.
By the end of 2017, I pursued a teacher international exchange opportunity with Global Teaching Partners, and I was hired to join the teacher force for Onslow County in August 2018. While holding this position I’m trailblazing the path for teaching science in Spanish for the Dual Language program, this class is scaffold on hands on activities, inquiry-based research, and student led projects that boost the learning of scientific work, promote peer review and the ethical practices of science. During 2018-2019 my students at Hunters Creek Middle School outstandingly participated for the first time in the regional and state ENVIRONTHON competition.