Degrees and Certifications:
B.B.A. University of Texas at San Antonio International Business I.T.E.S.M. de Monterrey (Bilateral Exchange Program) L.O.T.E. Spanish Texas Certified Kinder-12th
Mrs. Alejandra N. Alanís Sánchez
Growing up in a proud Mexican American family, I was fortunate to be exposed to my heritage on a daily basis. Dual language was a norm that sparked an interest at a young age to explore and understand the complexities of my background, culture and being. For more than 15 years, I have taught, lived and studied in Mexico. I was fortunate to have studied some of my undergrad at the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, México, specializing in International Studies and then teaching at the High School, Middle and Primary grades in Cuernavaca, Mexico. I have developed curriculums for Kinder through 5th at an International Baccalaureate program and taught at the High School level at my alma mater. Having experience teaching all levels has given me great insight into diverse teaching methods to create team and individual proficiency. I believe having cultural and global awareness increases tolerance of others and, in turn, fosters acceptance and appreciation of our global society.
My travels have taken me as far as the Patagonia in Argentina to Chile in South America and parts of Mesoamerica. Being a native of San Antonio, I moved back with the mission to share stories of my excursions, insight on cultures in Latin America and my passion for travel with learners from Primary through Secondary. Being an International Business major, I have always kept a close association with being a global educator and keeping an international perspective and, with that, I have experience teaching within the International Baccalaureate program. My professional background includes a B.A. in International Business, work experience in Marketing and Hispanic Advertising and Education. I am a vinyl music afficionado and believe that travel is the best teacher you will ever meet. I played collegiate basketball in Mexico, have coached basketball for over 15 years and am a personal chef by hobby. Travel, sports, food, art and my "familia" are my passions.
My mission is to share that:
Language has no color, no certain appearance, nor a particular way of being. Learning to approach diversity without a preexisting thought of who you are encountering is to teach a friendship between languages that embraces difference and compassion.