Angela Palmieri is a sixth grade Spanish dual language immersion teacher in Los Angeles, California. In 2011, Angela helped co-found the Spanish dual language immersion program at her school site, John Muir Elementary School. Angela was born in Caracas, Venezuela and immigrated to the United States when she was seven years old. Angela’s first languages were Italian and Spanish (her parents are Italian). Growing up trilingual caused Angela to be quite passionate about giving children the gift of having a multilingual education. Angela is an advocate for bilingual education, heritage and native language instruction, and indigenous language revitalization. In 2016, Angela traveled to Aotearoa/New Zealand on the Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching to research and document the cultural pedagogical practices of Māori-medium schools (website: aotearoatospanish.wordpress.com). Angela presents her Fulbright research at bilingual education conferences throughout the United States. Angela has a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Learning Education and a Master’s degree in Reading and Language Arts Instruction from California State University Los Angeles. She also has a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of California Los Angeles. After seventeen years as an educator, Angela is now ready to enter a doctoral program- she will be applying for programs this upcoming fall and will hopefully begin her doctoral studies in June 2018. Angela's favorite passions are: yoga (she just received her 200hr. yoga teaching certificate), travel (she loves traveling and going to new places), and music (she loves live music concerts). Her two favorite people are her two nephews, Sebastian (7) and Anthony (4). Oh, and she loves eggs (the food, of course).
John Muir Elementary School