Two professors who traverse the White and Latino cultures on a daily basis, use essays written by Latinx authors to uncover past missteps and explore culturally responsive ways of engaging Latino students in learning.

Tammy Oberg De La Garza, is an Associate Professor and Director of Dual Language Teacher Leadership at Roosevelt University. She began her career as a teacher in Chicago Public Schools, and teaches and conducts research in dual language, literacy, social equity, and learning within Latino communities. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Rey and their young adult children, Sierra and Alex.

Alyson Leah Lavigne is an Assistant Professor at Utah State University, and researcher of teacher evaluation. She lives in Salt Lake City with her husband, Erick and two sons, Leonardo and Santiago.

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