Title: Coordinator for Advanced Academic Services
Location: Mission, Texas, United States
Adelina Bazan-Alaniz, Coordinator for Advanced Academic Services, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in mathematics education.
Ms. Bazan-Alaniz was encouraged by her parents to dream big and pursue an education. In eighth grade, she decided to become a teacher. After graduating from high school, she enrolled at the University of Texas, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics in 1969. Later, in 1984, Ms. Bazan-Alaniz furthered her education by earning a Master’s in secondary education mathematics from her alma mater. Since 1969, she has demonstrated exceptional success as a math coordinator for grades K-12 at the Mission Consolidated Independent School District in Texas. Alongside this role, Ms. Bazan-Alaniz excels as the coordinator for advances academic services, which is a role she stepped up to take in 2017.
Throughout her career, Ms. Bazan-Alaniz has been abundantly awarded in light of her accomplishments. In 1998, she earned the title of Class 5A Numbersense Coach of the Year from the Texas Math and Science Coaches Association. Earlier, in 1987, Mission Junior High School named her Teacher of the Year, which was followed by the Regional Teacher of the Year Award from the Association of Teachers and Professional Educators in 1994. Further, Ms. Bazan-Alaniz maintains affiliation with multiple professional organizations in order to stay updated on current trends in her industry. These include the National Council of Teacher of Mathematics, the Rio Grande Valley Council of Teacher of Mathematics, and the Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics, among others.
Reflecting on her career achievements, Ms. Bazan-Alaniz credits her dedication to her profession. She loves being a teacher and prepping children for the future, as she is passionate about presenting her students with challenges and opportunities designed to help them become the best versions of themselves. Looking toward the future, she plans to continue working for as long as she can. Ms. Bazan-Alaniz additionally hopes to begin helping future teachers by sharing her experiences, which will prepare them for when they inevitably enter the classroom. When she is not working, she enjoys tutoring math and giving back to her community.