Martha Gomez is 30 year veteran educator. Her different roles include classroom teacher, a bilingual resource teacher, a school site administrator, and is currently the Director of Multilingual Programs for Jurupa School District, in Jurupa, CA. Her various roles in education have been that of a classroom teacher, staff development and curriculum specialist for the district. She has built a career developing expertise in working with students who are English Learners and students in gifted and talented education. In her role at the district level she is able to serve both populations well and advocates and changes systems to improve the education and services of these special student populations. Martha has been a Trainer of Trainers for the State of California, providing instruction to assist teachers in obtaining their BCLAD, CLAD, and SB 395 certificates. In addition, she has been providing staff development specific to gifted instruction for the last 10 years to teachers and administrators as well as parents and paraprofessionals. Martha also served as a New Teacher Mentor for the district as well as an advisor for student teachers at the Claremont Graduate University. Her role as director allows her develop professional training presentations for teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals and parents and continue developing her expertise learning by participating in the CAG network of programs. Martha has Chaired the annual National Two-Way Conference several years and been part of the planning committees for the conference for over ten years. Martha participates in the State network of bilingual programs through CABE (the California Association for Bilingual Education as a presenter and the national network of TWBI/DL programs through ATDLE (the Association of Two Way Dual Language Education.