Thursday, March 9, 2023

Oxnard teacher named National Bilingual Teacher of the Year

Sonia Aguila, an Oxnard resident and second-grade teacher at Canalino Elementary School in Carpinteria, has been named the 2023 National Bilingual Teacher of the Year at the National Association for Bilingual Educators' annual conference. 

Aguila, who was also named the 2022 California Bilingual Teacher of the Year, believes that being bilingual is a superpower. 

She struggled initially to adapt to life in the US after moving to Mexico with her family at the age of 5, but her native Spanish now helps her to connect well with her students in a dual-language immersion class. 

Aguila is also an education columnist and children's radio show host. Source: Ventura County Star

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