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Paulina Rodriguez Cañizares

Bilingual Instructional Coordinator, Denver Public Schools

Paulina Rodriguez Canizares is a bilingual educator from Argentina that is passionate about supporting emerging bilinguals in their path to biliteracy. Her journey started as a teacher of English as a Second Language in her home country and evolved into a bilingual reading intervention teacher and later curriculum specialist for Denver Public Schools (DPS). In this role, she supported teachers in implementing effective small group instruction for struggling readers and the choice and creation of equitable resources for emerging bilinguals both in English and Spanish. Upon getting her Masters of Arts in Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity at the University of Colorado in Boulder, she transitioned to her current role as a bilingual instructional coordinator with the English Language Acquisition Department at DPS. In this role, she is in charge of supporting elementary schools in strengthening their bilingual programs by working on assessment, curriculum, instructional practices that better support emergent bilinguals.


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