Jesse is a ten-year veteran ESL teacher who currently teaches ESL at Truman Middle School, the largest middle school in New Mexico. With a BA in Comparative Literature and Spanish and an MA in Bilingual Education from UNM, Jesse works with bilingual children who are developing their English. Currently, Jesse serves as Co-Chair to the Board of Directors of Dual Language Education of New Mexico; in addition, he represents DLeNM on the Board of Directors of New Mexico Association of Bilingual Education. He is currently working on his GLAD® certification, which will enable him to train other teachers working with emerging bilingual learners. Jesse lives in Albuquerque where he and his wife are raising two bilingual children.