My name is Denika Villa, and I currently teach at the Inspired Vision Academy in the area of Pleasant Grove in Dallas, Texas. I have been a bilingual teacher for eight years,
and it has truly been rewarding.
As a first generation student from parents who came from Mexico, I experienced the same struggles as my bilingual students. This motivated me to become a bilingual teacher, and give back to my community. In order to better serve my students, I am currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Bilingual Education at Southern Methodist University (SMU). Attending and working on a degree at SMU has always been unattainable dream of mine until now. Everything I have learned so far has been applied in my own classroom, and it has improved my students’ learning.