Rubí P. Flores Torres, M.A. is a native from San Luis Potosí, Mexico, Rubí is the Director of Professional Learning at the California Association for Bilingual Education. She has extensive expertise working with schools on implementing and refining Dual Language and Multilingual Learner Programs. Prior to this role, Rubí has served as a bilingual teacher, ESL specialist, dual language teacher, dual language instructional coach, dual language program coordinator and biliteracy curriculum developer. She has worked in schools across Texas, Oklahoma, El Salvador, and California. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Bilingual Education from Texas State University and a Master’s Degree in Bilingual and Bicultural Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a member of the Proyecto Maestría leadership development program through the University of Texas. Rubí holds a Multiple Subject teaching credential with a Bilingual Teacher Authorization in California and in Texas. She has presented her work with dual language programs and biliteracy instruction at CABE, NABE, TABE, Adelante! Dual Language Conference, La Cosecha, CARLA and at multiple county and district level conferences and events in California, Texas, and México. Her current work focuses on developing teacher capacity to support multilingual learners through coaching, presenting authentic methods for biliteracy instruction, and teaching strategies to support Spanish and English academic language development in Dual Language and Multilingual Learner settings. As an immigrant and first generation college graduate, Rubí is committed to honoring her parents’ courage to seek a better future by creating and advocating for culturally sustaining and high quality professional learning programs that will promote linguistic justice for multilingual learners. Connect with Rubí at firstname.lastname@example.org
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