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Literacy Faculty

Dr. Elena Izquierdo Elena Izquierdo, Ph D.
Literacy/Biliteracy Camp, Director
BED 3345 Biliteracy

Children need many opportunities to read and to be read to! In doing this, children are developing and practicing many, many skills, and their reading and writing is accelerated. In addition, we must create an environment that is full of meaningful print and where they hear a variety of literature. In essence, they learn to love books and as a result they develop the desire to read on their own.
Michelle Michelle Graell
Camp Coordinator

Michelle has been assisting the UTEP Literacy Camp for over 4 years now. As a student of Public Relations with a focus on marketing, she is able to coordinate and effectively assist both parents and children with registering and any questions regarding the camp. As the Coordinator of the UTEP Reading Camp, she has been able to reach out to fellow students, professors, parents, and children alike.
Dr.Martin Allen Dr. Marti Allen
RED 4341 Reading Diagnostics

My passion has always been education. One of the top goals for my students is to help foster a love of learning and instill a desire to be a lifelong reader…oh the places we can go with a good book! I was born and raised in Iowa; however, El Paso has been our home now for over 30 years. While my husband and I still miss the snow, the Mississippi, and the gorgeous green rolling hills, we have found another kind of majestic beauty here in El Paso with the mountains and the diversified culture. I am a teacher at Eastwood Heights in the Ysleta ISD. Be the best that you can be and you will go far!
Sanchez Alma Rosa Sanchez
ECED 3335 Early Childhood Literacy

My teaching career started in 1987. I taught Pre-K for 18 years. I received my Masters in Education, Reading in 2004. I presently am an Early Childhood Literacy Coach for Rusk Elementary in the El Paso School District. I am also an adjunct professor in Teacher Education with UTEP. I enjoy reading books. My philosophy is aid students and adults who want to further their education. I look forward to assisting in the literacy camp. I have years of experience in elementary reading strategies and a strong desire to teach these to students at UTEP. I look forward to working with all involved, students, readers, parents, and colleagues
Venegas Johanna Venegas
Early Childhood Literacy

My name is Johanna. My major is in Biology/ Biological Science. I have been working the UTEP Literacy Camp as a Coordinator for a year now. Over 200 children from Pre Kinder all the way to Middle school students participate in the camp. I have really enjoyed working with all the student and parents.
Lugo Karla Lugo
Early Childhood Literacy

Hello, my name is Karla. I am currently a sophomore student at the University of Texas at El Paso. I am majoring in Media Advertising and Public Relations. I have been working with America Reads for a year now. In addition, I also tutor at Crockett Elementary. Working with kids has been a great learning experience! It goes to show that you are never too old to learn something new.
Tagupa Janet Tagupa
Early Childhood Literacy

Hello, my name is Janet. I am an America Reads tutor for the Literacy camp. I'm a Junior at UTEP, majoring in Marketing. I also enjoy tutoring for Crockett Elementary during the week.
Ramirez Rosa Ramirez
Early Childhood Literacy

Hi! My name is Rosa. I am an America Reads tutor! I like working with children and I truly believe that reading is a tool for everything in life. Children should learn as soon as possible! I have a double major in Criminal Justice and Spanish. I will graduate in May 2012