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Teresa Mendoza-Casby

Selah School District
Dual Language Teacher
JCP
Mi nombre es Teresa Mendoza-Casby, I am originally from Michoacán, México. I attended the University in Mexico for two years before migrating to the United States of America at age 20. I didn't speak or read English. It was challenging to communicate and assimilate. I have three children, and after my second child was born with special needs, I encountered many challenges and one of them was not knowing how to interpret the crucial information the doctors and other healthcare professionals were trying to share with me, so learning English was crucial for survival. I decided to educate myself and to network with others. I discovered my passion for learning and teaching. I decided to start learning English. I received my high school diploma in English, obtained my Associate degree in Arts with high honors, then transferred to a University and received my teaching certificate, and three endorsements: Spanish, Bilingual and ELL- and graduated with high honors. I continued my education and obtained my Master’s degree in Administrative Education with a Principal certification. Currently, I am working in a Dual Language program/virtual learning  for Selah School District and I am a Science Trainer for ESD 105.  I am a member of the Bilingual Committee for the OSPI and advocate for equity and justice for all.