Monday, March 8, 2010

Here she is!

Red Pine Elementary School principal, Gary Anger, happily introduces Magaly Miralles. Ms. Miralles was selected as the first teacher in Minnesota to receive the National Education Association's George I. Sanchez Memorial Award. This honor is presented to educators in Hispanic affairs who significantly impact education and the achievement for Hispanics.

Red Pine has 900 students with 40 of them speaking Spanish as their first language. More than 15 other first languages are spoken among their student body of kindergarten through 5th grade.

Ms. Miralles came from Caracus, Venezuela to the US at age 8 speaking no English. She finished her studies back in Venezuela and later worked for 4 years as an ESL teacher in Illinois before joining Red Pine as their ESL specialist in 2005. She will receive her award at the 2010 Human & Civil Rights Awards Dinner on July 2 in the Grand Ballroom of the New Orleans Convention Center. Congratulations! Happy International Women's Day!


20 comments:

  1. Mazal tov to Mrs. Miralles!
    Good post for International Women's Day.

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  2. un post ideal, le jour de la femme dans le monde

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  3. Our schools are getting more interesting because of honouring diversity!

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  4. Congratulations!!! What an honor. :D

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  5. THE QUEST FOR THE BEST!!! THAT'S IT!!!!!

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  6. That is quite an accomplishment!

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  7. With Mme la Vache learning English as her third language, «Louis» has an appreciation for ESL teachers. Hats off for Ms. Miralles!

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  8. International Woman's Day are 100 years today!

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  9. Congrats to Ms. Miralles!
    I can't help thinking how scary it would be to find out your school principal's name was Mr. Anger!

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  10. Congratulations to Ms. Miralles. She sounds like a very accomplished teacher.

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  11. Congratulations to Ms. Miralles and thank you for this nice tribute paid to a deserving woman on the International Women's Day!

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  12. Great post on this Women's Day and congratulations, Ms. Miralles!

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  13. congratulations to ms. miralles!

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  14. Congratulations to Ms. Miralles!

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  15. She looks so nice! Congratulations to her! It's so hard adjusting to the school when everyone speaks a different language. I'm sure her contributions are greaty appreciated.

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  16. I'm an ESL teacher, too, and have many different language backgrounds in my class. Challenging, but fun and rewarding. More power to your Specialist!

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  17. Congratulations !! Matter of Great Honor !!

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