Karina Chapa

Karina Chapa

Adjunct professor at Texas A&M University Kingsville (Citrus Center), Language Proficiency, Biliteracy and Cultural Diversity Director in Region One ESC, Parliamentarian for RGV-TABE and Legislative Chair for the Texas Association of Bilingual Education

Biliteracy and Cultural Diversity Director in Region One ESC

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El Poder Revolucionario del Bilingüismo

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Born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, Karina completed her BA in International Relations from El Tecnológico de Monterrey. After moving to Texas in her early 2000s, she became a Bilingual teacher through an Alternative Certification program. She completed her MA in Bilingual Education and School Principalship at UTPA in 2005. She later became a Bilingual/ESL Strategist, Newcomer Academy Coordinator, Middle School Assistant Principal, and Bilingual/ESL Director in McAllen ISD. Currently, she is an adjunct professor at Texas A&M University Kingsville (Citrus Center) and the Language Proficiency, Biliteracy and Cultural Diversity Director in Region One ESC, where she has the pleasure of working for more than 160,000 English Learners in deep South Texas. She currently serves as Parliamentarian for RGV-TABE and Legislative Chair for the Texas Association of Bilingual Education. Bilingualism and biliteracy have always been a crucial part of her personal and professional life! Follow Karina on Twitter @bilingualpride

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