Date First Elected: 2014
Years of Service: 2015-present
Current Term Expires: December 31, 2018
Community College Experience
Maricopa County Community College District, Maricopa County, AZ
MCCCD Governing Board Secretary, 2015
Elected to MCCCD Governing Board in 2014
Phoenix Union HS District, Phoenix, AZ – German, Latin, reading, English and English as a Second language, 1981-99.
Phoenix Sister City Teacher, Himeji, Japan – English conversation, 1987-9 (granted two-year Leave of Absence from PUHSD).
Avondale Elementary School District – Title-1 Migrant Reading and English as a Second Language (program developer and coordinator), 1974-81.
Montana State University – German (fulltime instructor filling in for professor on sabbatical), 1971-2.
Gymnasium an der Wolfskühle, Essen-Steele, W. German – English as a foreign language (as foreign exchange teacher), 1970-1.
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ – German (as teaching assistant), 1969-70.
Buena High School, Sierra Vista, AZ – German, 1968-9.
Kelly Walsh HS, Casper, WY – German and Latin, 1966-8.
Publications and Research
"Bennie Gonzales FAIA: Modern Southwest Master" (Modern Neighborhood Network, 2013), available at http://www.modernphoenix.net .
English for the Children: Mandated by the People, Skewed by Politicians and Special Interests (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013).
“Arizona’s Glendale High School ELL Program,” Language and Literature for English Learners: Grades 7-12, ed. Rosalie Pedalino Porter and Kevin Clark (Sopris West, 2004), pp. 72-93.
Structured English Immersion: a Step-by-Step Guide for K-6 Teachers and Administrators (Corwin Press, 2003).
Descriptions of five model English language Learner Arizona school programs for the Arizona Department of Education English Acquisition Program Cost Study, May 2001.
Community and "My Turn" columns for The Arizona Republic, 1995 - 2006.
Task Forces, Forums, and Committees
The Arizona English Language Learner Task Force, 2006-13.
"Forum: AZ Conversations on English Language Learners," sponsored by The Arizona Republic and ThinkAZ, a nonpartisan public policy foundation, March 5, 2006.
Arizona Department of Education committee meetings for establishing policy changes regarding English language acquisition programs, 2002-6.
The Arizona Department of Education Task Force Committee for the Implementation of A.R.S. 15-726, legislation that dealt with the testing and reclassification of ELLs, 1999-2000.
Arizona Department of Education forum, open to the public, for discussing bilingual vs. immersion techniques in the teaching of English language acquisition programs, 1998-9.
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ - English as a Second Language Endorsement (1987) and Reading Specialist Endorsement (1974).
Maricopa County Community Colleges: Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Glendale, and Rio Salado - Spanish, French and art ( various times, 1976-2007).
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ – M.A. in German (1970); Delta Phi Alpha German Honorary (1970).
University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY – B.A. in German (1965).
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