Irma Vazquez is a native Spanish-bilingual teacher with over 25 years of classroom teaching experience. A graduate of Loyola Marymount University (LMU ’91,’95) Irma has a B.A. in Liberal Studies, a California bilingual teaching credential (BCLAD-Grades K-8) and a Master’s in Bilingual / Multicultural Education. Irma taught in the Lennox School District for over 15 years. Irma has taught and mentored Bilingual and General Education student teachers at LMU since 2006 and is currently the owner of My Escuelita, Spanish for Kids in Redondo Beach, California. In 2012, Irma played an instrumental role in the launch of the first Southern California (South Bay) Dual Language Program at Washington School in the Redondo Beach Unified School District as a Kindergarten teacher. She currently teaches Spanish to children ages 2-5 at LMU Child’s Center, Mattel Headquarters Preschool, Taco Bell Headquarters, Beach Babies Preschools and other numerous centers in the South Bay. Irma is also coordinates the Spanish Summer Camps for over 100 students at the Wiseburn School District and at My Escuelita each year. She is a volunteer member of i-ACT a non-profit organization which has built a Pre-School (Little Ripples) in the refugee camps outside Darfur, Africa. She is the volunteer early childhood advisors and consultant for Little Ripples Preschool. Irma is a wife of 20 years and the mother of three bilingual and bicultural children ages 10,12,14.
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