Creating Ripples ... Making Waves
Storytelling Concert About Transformation:
I was born, raised, and still live in sunny El Paso, Texas. I share my life with my very spoiled dog and my family. I am fortunate enough to live in the same town as my mother and youngest sister and so I get to see and spend time with them often. I travel to see my two oldest sisters and their families. My niece and nephews bring me immense amounts of joy and happiness! I am currently a 4th grade teacher in the Ysleta Independent School District and enjoy working with the children from this amazing community. I am also currently pursuing my Masters Degree and certification (online) through the University of North Texas.
M.S. Candidate in Library and Information
B.I.S. Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Storytelling has always been a part of my
life but it has only been in the last 7 months that I have
really understood that. I began talking at an early age and
loved to entertain my family, especially my youngest sister,
with my stories and tales about my life with my imaginary
friends and also my daily routine once I started school. I would
make elaborate sets and posters to announce my storytelling
festivals and even became as bold as to try to charge my family
an admission fee. I talked so much as a child that I used to get
into a lot of trouble at school and so my mom became a permanent
school volunteer just to be at the school since she was always
getting calls from there anyway. I have been told I even talk in
I am very involved in my family, immediate and extended, and feel that they are my greatest sources for material. I love to probe and then sit back and listen. I also enjoy taking pictures of my family members because it helps me go back and remember a certain event or time I shared with them. My mother, sisters, brothers-in-law, and niece and nephews are my true loves and so often you will find me sitting back and observing and appreciating and then I just push right through and find some way to hog the spotlight!
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