As a highly-qualified bilingual educator, Zaira has taught through a variety of bilingual models including a two-way dual language settings and transitional models. She has worked with a cadre of exceptional teachers in top performing New Mexico elementary schools. She has planned and developed curriculum in mathematics for research at New Mexico State University. Ms. Falliner obtained Bachelors Degree in Bilingual Education with Endorsements in K-8 English Language Arts and TESOL. She has also earned a Masters Degree in Teaching Mathematics through a program which pairs mathematics, curriculum and instruction as a framework for best practices, She is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Educational Technologies and Educational Leadership.