We are proud to have Greta Guerrero on board as our WRADvocate from the American School Foundation of Monterrey in Mexico! The American School Foundation of Monterrey is a private, non-profit, independent, international day school providing a U.S.-type education to international and Mexican students.
Greta is the Nursery Team Leader at the school, where they teach young students the English language while using the Spanish as a support language when needed. In their program, children get more familiarized with the second language, and their use of English increases. Additionally, the program Greta leads also places a strong emphases on developing early literacy skills. We are excited to have an international representative on board to spread the power of words to the world!
To learn more about Greta, read on below:
1. How has what you've read influenced you professionally?
2. It is said that stories and poems teach values. Is there one value in particular that has inspired your life and your good work that might connect back to a book that was either read to you or that you read on your own?
Giraffes can't dance is a story that has inspired my life by accepting everyone as a unique individual with a special gift. Every person should be valued and respected as a human being, and everyone deserves the right to live in a peaceful world where they can fulfill their lives doing what they want to do and accepting who they are. Most of all, the story inspires us to be happy.
4. What do you think the future holds for readers?
5. Will you share with us some final meditations on the power of the read aloud and of reading in general to the emotional lives of children and for all people?