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. My journey started as a bicultural child to an exchange student 15 years ago. For more than 15 years I have lived and studied in Mexico at the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, México studying International Studies and then as a teacher teaching High School, Middle and Primary grades in Cuernavaca, Mexico. I have developed curriculums for Kinder through 5th grades for the International Baccaularate program and taught at the High School level at my alma mater. I believe cultural awareness increases tolerance of others and in turn promotes acceptance and appreciation of our global society.
My travels have taken me as far at the Patagonia in Argentina to Chile in South America and parts of Mesoamerica. Being 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 Advertisement and Education. I am a vinyl music afficionado and beleive that travel is the best teacher you will ever meet. I played collegate 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 passion.
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.