Dr. Michelle Yzquierdo
Dr. Michelle Yzquierdo has become a very popular and sought-after speaker because of her knowledge and engaging and enthusiastic presentation style. She has presented at the local, state, national and international levels on a variety of topics related to cultural intelligence, best practices for English-learners, effective support for newcomers, and numerous trainings addressing state/federal accountability and compliance.
Dr. Yzquierdo’s experience includes high school science teacher, new arrival team, where she taught students from all demographic groups, including ELs and first-year immigrant ELs, science department chair, peer facilitator, instructional specialist, and educational program specialist. Dr. Yzquierdo has received numerous awards and honors including commendations from the Texas House of Representatives, and fellowships in both Switzerland and Swaziland.
Dr. Yzquierdo holds an undergraduate science degree from Texas A&M University, a master’s degree in organizational management from the University of Houston, and a doctorate degree in diversity and immigrant studies from Lamar University where she researched the factors contributing to the success of immigrant students. As the child of an immigrant, an educator, and a researcher, Dr. Yzquierdo has seen first-hand what it takes to support a diverse student population so they may see success. She has dedicated her career to providing other professionals with appropriate and necessary research-based strategies and tools. Dr. Yzquierdo lives in Houston, TX with her husband, Carlos, and sons, Kai and Karsten. She is the author of the book, Pathways to Greatness for ELL Newcomers: A Comprehensive Guide for Schools and Teachers, released in December of 2017.
Best training EVER! Michelle was so lively, funny, and EVERYTHING she said made sense and was such a great idea.
An amazing presenter – she kept her audience enthusiastic about learning.
Michelle Yzquierdo was especially entertaining. Truthfully, no one wants to go to a PD all day; however she made it worth it. I didn’t feel like my day was wasted and I took information that I could use to make little changes the very next day in my classroom. She was awesome! Thank you!
Dr Y worked with me over several meetings to tailor the training ot meet the needs of the participants in the Region. Dr. Y is very easy to work with; accommodating…always willing to try new and creative ways to deliver the information. She develops a rapport with the audience…actually everyone she meets! Enjoy her message; her attention to detail and warm-welcoming personality!! Thank you Dr. Y for making it meaningful and relevant!!
Words are not enough to say how much the staff enjoyed the training!!! One of the best ever!!!!