Tonie’s 35+ years in the education field are rooted in her roles as a classroom teacher, bilingual consultant, and Bilingual ESL Director in Texas and Oklahoma. In 2004, she co-founded EL Saber Enterprises with Nora Fabela. Now she focuses her energy in working with districts across the US to develop, design and implement Bilingual, Dual and ESL Programs.
Her specialty areas include ELL Program Development and Management and training teachers of ELLs. She serves on the Education Preparation Program Advisory Board at Dallas Baptist University and is an Executive Board of the Faith Family Academy Education Foundation. In addition to loving her work and spending time with her family (especially her grandchildren), Tonie loves traveling and reading.