Katia Zamorano started her career in bilingual education over 10 years ago and has taught in bilingual & dual language classrooms in elementary schools. During her time in the classroom, she taught 1st, 2nd, and 4th grade transitional bilingual, one-way /two-way dual language, and Spanish Immersion. She received a BA in Bilingual Education from Midwestern State University and MEd in Bilingual Education with a Dual Language Specialization. Katia also worked as a Research Assistant with Boulder, Colorado. She currently serves as a Kinder - 2nd grade Language Arts and Social Studies facilitator at the district level where her responsibilities included job-embedded coaching, providing professional development, and writing curriculum for numerous campuses. Her passion and interests are dual language curriculum and working with emerging bilinguals and their teachers to promote biliteracy. She feels passionate about honoring this opportunity for students since she grew up in a Spanish-speaking immigrant family from Chile.