Dr. Silvia Martínez
Cristina Benítez De Luna
High School Bilingual Teacher, Dean of Students, and is currently a High School Administrator at one of the largest schools in the state of New Mexico providing bilingual education opportunities for students.
Mishelle L. Jurado
Hilda has served as a case manager and advocate in the field of domestic violence for over ten years. Hilda has also served as a parent liaison for both the Santa Fe Regional Juvenile Justice Board, and for Communities in Schools, where she currently works with the community of César Chávez Elementary School. There, Hilda helps bring in programs and organize events that validate the languages of the community (Spanish and English). This fosters a fusing of the community to promote unity and safety in a world of uncertainty.
In addition to this work, Hilda is also a Board Member of Earth Care, which promotes community, self-sustainability and parent leadership through the education of families with a national curriculum, “Abriendo Puertas”. She works closely with Gerard’s House, Nuestra Jornada Program, which works with children and families experiencing loss due to the death of, or separation from a loved one.
“Helping families to keep their dignity, unity, language and find their voice to stand tall and proud, is a real privilege” says Hilda.
Silvia Sosa de Chávez
dedicated her entire career as a planning committee member for La Cosecha Dual Language Conference, which supports teachers and administrators in the development of their own dual language programs.
Literature and Spanish and an MA in Bilingual Education from UNM, Jesse works with bilingual children who are developing their English. Currently, Jesse serves on the Board of Directors of Dual Language Education of New Mexico; in addition, he represents DLeNM on the Board of Directors of New Mexico Association of Bilingual Education. He is also a Project GLAD key trainer which enables him to train other teachers working with emerging bilingual learners. Jesse lives in Albuquerque where he is raising two bilingual children.