Yolanda rejoined us in 2019, having taught Spanish in our first year of operation, 2009-10. She stepped out to meet family needs and now we welcome her back. She has a master’s degree in Education and almost 30 years of classroom teaching experience. Yolanda takes over Spanish teaching from our long-time successful Elizabeth Brasher, who has expanded our program in English and had taken on part of the tasks of school administration. As with all of our teachers, Yolanda has had a security clearance.
B.A., Education, Western New Mexico University in Silver City, NM, 1971
M.A., Education, Western New Mexico University in Silver City, NM, 1976
1971-1971(May) taught 4th, 5th and 6th grade in Lybrook, NM
1971-1971 taught 2nd and 3rd grade in Lybrook. NM
1972-1997 taught 3rd, 3rd/4th and 5th grades in The Las Cruces Public Schools.
1998-2007 did substitute teaching for The Las Cruces Public Schools.
2007-2012 did tutoring in reading in a bilingual setting for The Las Cruces Public Schools.
2009-2010 worked with The Las Cruces Academy teaching reading and Spanish for the K-1st grade.
2019(January)-2019(March) worked with The National Assessment of Educational Progress as a test monitor working with 4th and 8th graders.
AWARDS and HONORS:
Was selected as Who’s Who among America’s Teachers in 1995.
Was invited to join Alpha Delta Kappa Honorary Sorority in 1976 but resigned in good standing in 1998.