Yvonne is the Director of Multilingual Learner Educator Engagement at WCEPS, a non-profit organization that strives to meet the needs of districts, schools, and educators in the area of professional learning and coaching. She collaborates closely with LEAs to discuss educator goals and needs to develop the best path to topics that align with those goals. Prior to WCEPS, she worked at WIDA, as a Professional Learning Specialist working in both international and domestic settings. She has worked in education for 25+ years, teaching a variety of language learners from grades Kinder to High School. Her experience as a Director, District ELL Trainer, ELL Instructional Coach, Family Literacy Coordinator, and High School Parent Engagement Coordinator has prepared her to support educators in all areas of K-12. Originally from Chihuahua Chihuahua Mexico, she is fluent in Spanish. She earned her bachelor’s in business administration from Angelo State University in Texas and her Master's in Bilingual Education from NOVA Southeastern University, Florida. Her endorsements include TESL, Bilingual, and Computer Literacy.