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Valerie Espino

3309 Statler Drive
Mesquite, TX 75150
(469) 994-9679

OBJECTIVE: To use the skills that I have obtained to secure a position as a bilingual
elementary school teacher and to prepare my future students to become
global leaders. I am very passionate about teaching and I want to pass on this passion to
my students.

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, TX
Dean’s List
 Fall 2014, Fall 2015
President’s Scholar’s
 Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016
GPA: 3.8
 Will graduate Magna Cum Laude

CERTIFICATION: Texas EC-6 Bilingual Generalist Teaching Certification
PPR certification exam-passed October 2016
Core Subjects certification exam-passed December 2016
BTLPT certification exam-passed January 2017
Bilingual Supplemental certification exam-passed February 2017

EXPERIENCE: Internship and Residency August 2016-May 2017
Mesquite ISD, Mesquite, TX
Shands Elementary
Action Research Teacher Inquiry Project: Does having a math
multiplication club improve students’ abilities to recite multiplication
 Planned and coordinated lessons in all subject areas for 2 nd grade and 3rd grade
math, science, and social studies
 Utilized Promethean board to enhance lessons
 Adapted lessons to effectively teach students with varied learning abilities
 Attended staff meetings, professional development, and ARD meetings
 Conducted after school tutoring sessions

EXPERIENCES: AVID Tutor August 2014-December 2015
Garland ISD, Garland, TX
Garland High School
 Conducted small-group tutorial sessions
 Planned and taught mini-lessons
 Worked individually with students on writing assignments
 Led peer critique groups to promote collaborative learning
 Responded to student writing by giving positive feedback
 Facilitated student learning in a challenging, yet supportive environment

HONORS: Texas A&M University-Commerce August 2015-May 2016
 Recipient of ¡Profes! Scholarship

TRAINING: Student Mental Health, Promethean Board, Google Classroom,
Bilingual in both English and Spanish (oral and written), AVID tutor trained, and member
of MEA (Mesquite Education Association), T-TESS evaluation training, Nearpod,
Notability, Explain Everything, Eduphoria, Popplet
REFERENCES: Dr. Susan Williams, Director of Partnership TAMUC/MISD
 (214) 535-0795
Robert Surber, 3rd Grade Bilingual Teacher
 (214) 808-1300
Olivia Mendez, 2nd Grade Bilingual Teacher
 (214) 587-4833