DEBER Team

Developing Effective Bilingual Educators with Resources (DEBER) Project is designed to facilitate the transfer from 2-year to 4-year institutions for Hispanic community college students pursuing an elementary, or secondary teaching credential in California with a bilingual teaching authorization. 

The DEBER Leadership Team at San Diego State University, Southwestern College and San Diego Community College District strive to lead and meet the needs of the DEBER Scholars community.

The DEBER leadership team includes:

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Saúl I. Maldonado
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Saúl I. Maldonado is the Co-Director of the Developing Effective Bilingual Educators with Resources Project at SDSU. Saúl Isaac is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education at San Diego State University. Maldonado investigates: (a) mathematics and science achievement in K-12 schools, (b) bilingual teacher education and (c) culturally responsive evaluation and assessment.

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Sera Hernandez
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Sera Hernandez is the Co-Director of the Developing Effective Bilingual Educators with Resources Project and the grant's Director of Bilingual Teacher Preparation at San Diego State University. Sera is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education at San Diego State University. Hernandez investigates: (a) language policy and practice, (b) bilingual teacher preparation, (c) bilingualism and biliteracy in the U.S. and internationally. 


Cristina Alfaro


Cristina Alfaro
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Cristina Alfaro is the Director of Institutional Partnerships for the DEBER Project at San Diego State University. Cristina Alfaro is the Associate Vice President of International Affairs at San Diego State University; Professor and immediate past Chair in the Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education; and Executive Director of the Center for Biliteracy Education Research. Alfaro investigates: (a) dual language teacher preparation, (b) international/transnational/ binational education, (c) ideological consciousness development and (d) multilingual/global education leadership and evaluation.


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Lisa M. Sparaco
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Lisa Sparaco is the Coordinator for the Developing Effective Bilingual Educators with Resources Project at San Diego State University.

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Linda E. Sotelo
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Linda Sotelo is the Bilingual Administrative Support Assistant I for the Developing Effective Bilingual Educators with Resources Project at San Diego State University.

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Mariano Lozano
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Mariano Lozano is a Graduate Research Assistant for the Developing Effective Bilingual Educators with Resources Project at San Diego State University.

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Monique Escobedo is an educator and researcher. She teaches ELD at the high school level, and she also supports future educators through their field practicum experiences as well as through various undergraduate and graduate course topics. Monique's current research focuses on dual language learning strategies, student sense of belonging, and how various forms of capital influence access to education. 

 

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Michael Wickert
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Michael Wickert is the Director of Teacher Education and the Developing Effective Bilingual Educators with Resources Project Director at Southwestern Community College District. Wickert is a professor in the English department at Southwestern Community College.

Adriana Garibay
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Adriana Garibay is a Transfer Counselor and Professor at Southwestern Community College. Garibay has over 20 years of experience working with underrepresented community college students. Garibay holds Bachelor's degrees in psychology and sociology and a Master's degree in Education (all from SDSU).

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Gabriel Adona
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Gabriel Adona is the Counselor for the Developing Effective Bilingual Educators with Resources Project at San Diego Mesa College. Gabriel is a professor in the Counseling department at San Diego Mesa College.

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Jorge Villalobos
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Jorge Villalobos is the Director for the Developing Effective Bilingual Educators with Resources Project at San Diego Community College District (San Diego Mesa College, San Diego City College). Jorge is a professor in the English department at San Diego Mesa College.

 

 

Alberto Heredia

Alberto Heredia
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Alberto Heredia is the external evaluator for the Developing Effective Bilingual Educators with Resources Project partnership. Alberto is a Project Director at WestEd, a research, development, and service agency, and focuses on on research and evaluation, teachers and leaders, and talent development and diversity.

 

DEBER Partners

Developing Effective Bilingual Educators with Resources (DEBER) is supported by partners committed to facilitating the transfer from 2-year to 4-year institutions for Hispanic community college students pursuing an elementary, or secondary teaching credential in California with a bilingual teaching authorization.

DEBER partners include: Virginia Loh-Hagan, Alison Sternal, Estella Chizhik, Michael Domínguez, Isidro Ortiz, Margarita Machado-Casas and Joaquin Aganza  (San Diego State University).

 

DEBER Recognitions

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Laurie Lorence 
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Laurie Lorence is the Director of Teacher Education at San Diego Mesa College and the Developing Effective Bilingual Educators with Resources Project Director for the San Diego Mesa and City Colleges. Laurie is also a professor in Teacher Education and English at San Diego Mesa College. Laurie Lorence is a founding leader in DEBER and contributed to designing and implementing DEBER.