Hortencia PinaAssistant Executive Director

She is currently the Assistant Executive Director for the Association of Two-Way and Dual Language Education. For 14 years she was a consultant with Thinking Maps working with teachers throughout the United States providing them with the tools to help ALL students, especially struggling students, become successful critical thinkers. Prior to becoming a consultant, she was an employee of the Ysleta Independent School District for 24 years serving in a variety of roles. She was appointed interim Director of Bilingual Education and served in this role for almost 2 years. Other administrative roles included District Dual Language Coordinator and Coordinator for the Japanese family at Alicia R. Chacon International. As a teacher, she served as a dual language teacher, an elementary bilingual teacher, a Descubriendo la Lectura teacher (Reading Recovery).

Master of Education, Instructional Specialist with an Emphasis in Dual Language, University of Texas at El Paso.

Bachelor of Science in Education, Elementary Education, University of Texas at El Paso.

Bilingual/ESL Certification and Principalship Certification.