Passionate About Inspiring Others
Mia is native to Houston, Texas. She currently lives in the heart of Houston, near downtown. Mia considers herself a lifelong learner. Living in Houston has heightened and enabled her to understand, appreciate and love education and diversity in education and llife.
Mia has been an educator for eighteen years teaching students from childhood to adults. She has specialized in teaching English language learners at all age levels. Mia earned a Bachelors of Science in Health from Sam Houston State University in Texas. She received her Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with an Emphasis in Reading from Grand Canyon University in Arizona. Mia has all but dissertation defense from the College of Doctoral Studies in the degree of Education in Organizational Leadership With an Emphasis in Organizational Development from Grand Canyon University in Arizona. Mia has served as a mentor teacher through Sam Houston State University, a regional teacher trainer with Harris County Department of Education, Texas, and an ESL teacher in Houston ISD, Aldine ISD, and Klein ISD, Houston, TX. She has also taught women of refugee status from Africa and the Middle East with a not-for-profit serving Montgomery and Harris County, Texas.
Mia worked extensively for nearly three years to open an international school in Beijing, China. She wrote curricula for international English language learners for reading, writing and advanced phonics. Mia has had the privilege of teaching students from six continents, training teachers internationally and having her curricula currently taught worldwide.
Mia is learning to speak Spanish and hopes to support her students in English development in the same manner. When she is not teaching, Mia enjoys volunteering in her community. She assists in rebuilding homes and buildings effected by natural disasters. She also volunteers in a large-scale nonprofit educational outreach program. Mia also is an avid artist and painter. She is excited to contribute to expanding others ability to be global citizens.
Licenses & Certifications
Generalist Early Childhood thru 4th grade license -Texas State Board for Educator Certification
English as a Second Language teaching license- Texas State Board for Educator Certification.
Gifted & Talented teaching license- Texas State Board for Educator Certification.
Certified Online College Instructor - HCC certification
Bachelor of Science - Health Major, English Minor- Sam Houston State University, 2001
Master of Education- Curriculum & Instruction: Reading- Grand Canyon University, 2007.
ABD- Doctorate of Education- Organizational Leadership: Organizational Development- Grand Canyon University 2010-2011