Title: Secondary School Educator
Company: Instituto Bicultural
Location: El Paso, Texas, United States
Susan Sanchez, Secondary School Educator at the Instituto Bicultural and Task Force Member at the El Paso Independent School District, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Edcuators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in ESOL education.
Growing up, Ms. Sanchez always loved school, and the choice to become an educator was an easy decision for her to make. While originally intending to go into music education, she met her husband while traveling in Mexico and decided to become an ESOL teacher. Since making that decision, she has lead a full and rewarding career in education. One of the highlights of her career has been being selected as an official translator for Pope John Paul II and his reporters. She has worked on the task force at the El Paso Independent School District since 1993, and taught at the Instituto Bicultural in Mexico from 1977 until 1991.
Ms. Sanchez pursued a career in education by first earning a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American and border studies from the University of Texas in 1981. She continued at the institution to receive a Master of Arts in applied English linguistics in 1986. Since 2005, she has served as a department chair at Burges High School. She has also been involved in a number of civic engagements in her community including serving on the committee of the Campus Improvement Team at the high school, and as well as volunteering for Habitat for the Humanities. Her work has been recognized on numerous occasions and she has received such awards as inclusion on the National Honor Roll of Outstanding American Teachers and the Texas Teacher English to Speakers of Other Languages Award.
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