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Spanish , English and literature educator

Mercedes Aguirre Batty, Spanish, English and literature educator. Certified online teacher, California. National Endowment of the Humanities fellow, 1991-1992; Wyoming State Department Education grant, 1991.

Background

Batty, Mercedes Aguirre was born on December 20, 1952 in Cd Juarez, Mexico. Arrived in United States, 1957. Daughter of Alejandro M. and Mercedes (Peón) Aguirre.

Education

Bachelor, University Texas, El Paso, 1974. Master of Arts, University Texas, El Paso, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy in education, Capella University, 2005.

Career

Instructor English as Second Language Paso del Norte- Prep School, Cd Juarez, 1973-1974. Teaching assistant English as Second Language and English University Texas, El Paso, 1974-1977. Instructor English as Second Language English Language Services, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1977-1980.

Instructor Spanish and English, coordinator modern language Sheridan (Wyoming) College, since 1980, president faculty senate, 1989-1990. President faculty senate, chair district council Northern Wyoming Community College District, 1995-1996, humanities area coordinator, 2009. Curriculum standards chair, 2009—2010.

Planning committee Northern Wyoming Community College District, 1996-1997. Advanced placement faculty Spanish consultant College Board Educational Testing Service, 1996-1999. Adjunct professor Spanish, University Autonoma Cd Juarez, 1975.

Adjunct professor Spanish and English, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut, 1977-1980. Speaker in field.

Achievements

  • Certified online teacher, California.

Membership

Board directors Wyoming Council for the Humanities, 1988-1992. Translator county and district courts, Sheridan. Volunteer Wmen's Center.

Translator Sheridan County Memorial Hospital. Delegate Citizen Ambassador Program, People to People-India, 1996. Member Modern Language Association (delegate assembly 1998-2000, 2004-2006), Wyoming Foreign Language Teachers Association (president 1990-1992), American Association Teachers Spanish and Portuguese (founder, 1st president Wyoming chapter 1987-1990), Teachers English to Speakers Other Languages, Sigma Delta Mu (vice president 1992-1999, president since 2000), Sigma Delta Pi (Alpha Iota chapter president 1974-1975).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, reading, archaeology, languages, geography.

Connections

Married Hugh K. Batty, March 17, 1979. 1 child, Henry B.

father:
Alejandro M. Aguirre

mother:
Mercedes (Peón) Aguirre

spouse:
Hugh K. Batty