As part of the Texas-Spain Visiting International Teacher (VIT) Program, Victoria ISD is introducing six new Bilingual teachers at Crain Elementary and Smith STEM Academy, all of whom originate from Spain.
Ana Blanco Campillo will teach Bilingual Special Education, Sergio Luquin Aizpun will teach Bilingual Pre-K, Beatriz Rodriguez Sanchez will teach Bilingual 1st Grade, and Paula Lluch Lopez will teach Bilingual 3rd Grade, all at Crain Elementary.
Nuria Llorente Herrero will teach Bilingual Kindergarten, and Almudena Rodríguez Alonso will teach Bilingual 4th grade at Smith STEM Academy.
The Texas-Spain VIT Program is a cultural exchange program allowing Texas school districts to recruit experienced educators from Spain to teach bilingual or dual language classes. Victoria ISD was one of the school districts selected to participate in this program.
“We are very fortunate to be able to recruit these phenomenal teachers,” said Multilingual Director Roberto Rosas. “So that they can in turn share with our students how to interact, understand and respect other cultures while receiving rigorous instruction in both English and Spanish”
The program is available in collaboration between the Spanish Ministry of Education, the Region 13 Educational Service Center (ESC), and the Department of State (DoS). Region 13 ESC serves as the program sponsor on behalf of the DoS.
Victoria ISD joins multiple school districts across the state in employing visiting teachers from Spain.
To learn more about the program, visit https://texasspainteachers.org/.