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Irma earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts, a Bilingual Elementary Credential, and a Masters of Arts in Multicultural Education from Loyola Marymount University (LMU). She is the Founder and Director of My Escuelita: Spanish for Kids, a Spanish language program for children ages 2-10 that runs after school, during school breaks (winter, spring and summer), and in local businesses across the South Bay such as Mattel and Equinox. She has been an adjunct professor at LMU School of Education and Field Work Supervisor for LMU Bilingual and General Education Student Teachers. Irma has been involved in elementary school education since 1991. Currently, she teaches Kindergarden at Washington Elementary (Redondo Beach Unified School District) where she launched the Dual Immersion Spanish Program. Irma is a mom of three who attend 2nd, 4th, and 6th grade.

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Making Little Ripples in 2013

It’s been about 18 months since I joined the i-ACT team as an Expert Teacher Advisor and although I know there is much work to be done in the coming new year, I find myself like many others reflecting on this historic year and the amazing journey I’m on – making Little Ripples.  These ripples are reaching all the way to the children in
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Making Ripples in Washington, D.C.

Months and months ago when we first considered going to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Annual Conference and submitted a conference presentation proposal, we never imagined how powerful, how important, how many ripples our team would make in such a short amount of time! It began with a three hour presentation on the first day of the conference. THREE
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International Day of Peace

Today 9/21/13 is International Day of Peace.  I asked my daughter Micaela what was her definition of PEACE and she said: “That there is balance and harmony between people of the world. Where there is no war and everyone is peaceful towards one another”.  From the mouth of babes come the most simple of solutions.  When I look at these pictures of these  young
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Teachers for Teachers: A Connected Community

Over the past 22 years and more recently in the past 8 years I’ve had the opportunity to be part of countless teacher trainings and conferences. I love attending with my fellow teachers and students…knowing that we will leave that time together with a greater sense of focus and energy. I’ve mentored over 70 student teachers over the last 16 semesters at Loyola Marymount
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Why I’m Making Little Ripples

Months ago, when I joined Team Little Ripples, I was nervous. I thought to myself, “How can I make a difference in the lives of children half-way around the world?” As a Kindergarten teacher and owner of a small educational business, I am use to impacting the lives of children directly in front of me. I work with their parents, I teach students at
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