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A video interview with

Rebecca Palacios, Ph.D.

Preschool Educator and Consultant

Dr. Rebecca Palacios is an educator who taught preschool for more than thirty years in Corpus Christi, Texas. Palacios is also a teacher mentor and the former vice chair of the National Board For Professional Teaching Standards.

The clip "Reading Maestros" is excerpted from our PBS show, Toddling Toward Reading. You can also see an interview with Palacios on our sister website, Colorín Colorado.

Biography

Dr. Rebecca Palacios, a National Board Certified Teacher and 2014 inductee to the National Teachers Hall of Fame, has more than three decades of experience in early childhood education and dual language learning. She is co-founder and former vice-chairperson of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), an organization that has certified more than 100,000 teachers.

Palacios is Senior Curriculum Advisor at Age of Learning, Inc. and works on strategic curriculum planning, the design of age-appropriate learning activities, and the development of site content supporting English language learning.

She is a nationwide professional development presenter and has served on committees for the National Science Foundation, the Education Development Center in Boston, and Scholastic, Inc. Dr. Palacios has published articles on teacher professional development, early childhood education, and dual language programs.

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Abraham Lincoln