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Margarita Robledo is a Colombian native who currently works as a teacher in a fourth grade, dual-language classroom at Carrboro Elementary School in Carrboro, N.C. In Colombia, she worked for many years as an English language teacher at an international school in Bogota. She decided to move to Chapel Hill, N.C. to gain new experiences for herself…
Magda Corredor has worked at Durham Public Schools in Durham, N.C. since 2000 as a school counselor. Because she is bilingual in English and Spanish, she works primarily with Latino students and families. Corredor works primarily as an interpreter during parent-teacher conferences and at meetings for the Exceptional Children's Program, which serves…
Mercedes McCurley, a native Colombian, works as an interpreter for the ESL (English as a Second Language) program at Durham Public Schools in Durham, N.C. Upon starting her work in 2006, she quickly realized that Latino parents need more than just basic translation; they lack basic knowledge of how the American public school system works and many…
Shaunna Jeffries is a fourth grade teaching assistant in the dual language program at Carrboro Elementary School in Carrboro, N.C. She assists two teachers at Carrboro Elementary with both of their classes, taught in both Spanish and English. Because of her own experience in a dual language elementary school program, Jeffries decided to work in a…
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