Brenda is a primary Dual Language Teacher. Having gone through the U.S. public school system as a bilingual/bicultural Latina, the obstacles and inequities fueled her to become an advocate for bicultural/ bilingual students. Ms. Calvillo worked as a paraprofessional in bilingual classrooms before getting her Bachelor's in Multicultural Education at Illinois State University studying language acquisition and biculturalism. She recently presented at the ESSA Illinois Multilingual Conference in 2022 and at the U-46 Rising Equity Symposium in 2021. Her aspiration is to continue learning to provide her bilingual/bicultural students access to an empowering education.
Dual Language Teacher in IL Presented on topics including: Professional Learning Communities, Motivation Theory, Social Justice in the Primary Classroom, and Oracy Instruction Masters of Ed. on Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis on Social Justice Bachelor's of Ed. on Multicultural Education