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foreign language program specialist

Gabriel Manuel Valdes, Cuban, American foreign language program specialist. Certified teacher Florida. Fellowship, United States Department Education, 1975-1976. Member of National Council State Supervisors Foreign Languages, American Council Teaching Foreign Languages, American Association Teachers Spanish and Portuguese, American Association Teachers French, Florida Foreign Language Association (board directors since 1978).

Background

Valdes, Gabriel Manuel was born on January 1, 1937 in Havana, Cuba. Arrived in United States, 1969, naturalized, 1974. Son of Gabriel and Hortensia (Fonseca) Valdes.

Education

Bachelor of Science in French, Florida International U., 1973. Master of Science, Biscayne College, 1976. Educational Specialist, Florida State University, 1990.

Certified teacher, Florida Adult education instructor Dade County Schools, Miami, Florida, 1973-1974. Instructor, assistant coordinator summer programs teachers of migrant children Florida Department Education, Tampa and Boca Raton, 1975-1977. Freelance technical translator Miami, 1977-1978.

Adjunct Professor, coordinator foreign language courses Florida International U., Miami, 1973-1978. Bilingual, foreign language education consultant Florida Department Education, Tallahassee, 1978-1982, foreign language program specialist, 1982^.

Career

Adult education instructor Dade County Schools, Miami, Florida, 1973—1974. Instructor, assistant coordinator summer programs teachers migrant children Florida Department Education, Tampa and Boca Raton, 1975—1977. Freelance technical translator Miami, 1977—1978.

Adjunct professor, coordinator foreign language courses Florida International University, 1973—1978. Bilingual, foreign language education consultant Florida Department Education, Tallahassee, 1978—1982. Foreign language program specialist, since 1982.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher Florida.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Conversational French, 1973, Cuban Literature, 1977.

Membership

Member of National Council State Supervisors Foreign Languages, American Council Teaching Foreign Languages, American Association Teachers Spanish and Portuguese, American Association Teachers French, Florida Foreign Language Association (board directors since 1978).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music, films, reading.

Connections

Married Margarita C. Clarens, January 6, 1961. Children: Ana Maria, Gabriel Jesus.

father:
Gabriel Valdes

mother:
Hortensia (Fonseca) Valdes

spouse:
Margarita C. Clarens

children:
Ana Maria Valdes

Gabriel Jesus Valdes