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Congratulations ATDLE 2021 Teacher of the Year!

Dr. Ana Munoz Gonzalez
Dr. Munoz Gonzalez

We are very proud to share that Dr. Ana  Muñoz Gonzalez has been awarded the Association of Two-way Dual Language Education, (ATDLE) 2021 Secondary Dual Language Immersion Teacher of the Year Award.This award is designed to recognize a TWBI/DLI educator who is making significant contributions to his/her community in teaching and promoting bilingualism/bi-literacy for all children.Dr. Muñoz Gonzalez has been a Dual Language Immersion, (DLI) teacher for APS at Wakefield High School since 2016 where she teaches both Intensified Biology and Chemistry in Spanish to our DLI students. Dr. Muñoz Gonzalez is a servant leader whose classroom stands out.  She engages her students in critical thinking as they learn the sciences.   Dr. Muñoz Gonzalez  both models learning and gets students excited about their own progress as she is both a teacher and a research scientist.  As a teacher, Dr. Muñoz Gonzalez clearly understands the intellectual, social, emotional and physical development of the age group she teaches and has created a caring and respectful environment while authentically engaging students in meaningful learning.  Using her PhD in Biology as a background, Dr. Muñoz Gonzalez had students implement CRISPR gene editing using onions.  As a research scientist, she is researching how to make the learning process more efficient according to the biological pathways for the bilingual brain.  In addition to her work at APS, Dr. Muñoz Gonzalez is in charge of Españoles Científicos en USA, (ECUSA) educational program for the DC area.  In her role with ECUSA, she is committed to closing the achievement gap in science in the Latino community by doing outreach and hands-on activities in Spanish with Latino youth.Dr. Muñoz Gonzalez’ calm nature, intelligence, warm affect, curiosity, belief in students’ ability coupled with rigorous expectations results in excellent student achievement.THE 2021 ATDLE TEACHER OF THE YEAR IS AWARDED THE FOLLOWING:

  • Complimentary registration to the 29th Annual National Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Conference in June 2021
  • Classroom library selections from Lectorum Publishers
  •  $1000 cash award to support classroom activities

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