Dora is a bilingual reading specialist for bilingual and dual language grades K-5, where she provides literacy support in Spanish and English. Prior to this role, she was a multilingual (formerly known as an English Language Learner) specialist for grades 3-5. She is also a current doctoral candidate in NLU's Ed.D Reading, Language, & Literacy program, where her dissertation focuses on assessment practices with bilingual and dual language readers. Other professional roles she holds include co-leading her school's literacy night and committees, leading the MTSS process, writing literacy curriculum for bilingual grade levels, coaching new bilingual and dual language teachers and staff, as well as providing professional development. She also teaches graduate-level courses focused on literacy, assessment, and children's literature. When she is not teaching students of all ages or reading literacy research, she is reviewing children's books for a blog, Latinxs in Kid Lit.
Bilingual Reading Specialist (grades K-5) and Doctoral Candidate, BS.Ed, M.Ed, Ed.D (ABD)