Aloise Miller is an Educational Consultant who has been involved in bilingual education her entire life. As the daughter of a Foreign Service Officer, Aloise attended bilingual schools in Suriname, Hong Kong, Guatemala, and Mexico. Moving from school to school and from country to country every three to five years provided her with deep empathy for language learners and a vast understanding of cultural nuance.
Aloise attended The University of California at Santa Cruz where she earned a degree in Linguistics and was awarded Bilingual Multicultural and ESL teaching credentials. During her time in the Pajaro River Valley, Aloise worked with Migrant Education and “El Teatro Campesino” providing educational services to an ever changing group of students.
In 1991, Aloise moved to Lesotho, Southern Africa, where she served two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer. During this unique opportunity, she lived in a small mountain village and was assigned to work as a Primary Resource Teacher, helping develop elementary teacher capacity in the six surrounding villages.
Aloise taught ESL to South East Asian refugees in California and has been working as a bilingual educator in Texas for over 20 years. Currently, she is an ESL and Bilingual Instructional Specialist at a large school district in San Antonio, TX where she develops curriculum, offers extensive professional development in English and Spanish, and coaches teachers.