Terri LeRose is currently an ELD and Spanish teacher in Boulder Valley School District. She has taught in a variety of contexts since 1993. Beginning her career as a high school Spanish teacher, she moved on to teach grades 2 to 5 in bilingual programs in Chicago and Colorado. In 1999 Terri earned a master’s degree from the University of Colorado in culturally and linguistically diverse education. She currently works at Whittier International Elementary, an IB school, where community building is at the heart of her teaching.