Veronica V. Gonzalez has worked in the field of education for ten years. She began her career teaching high school Spanish. She has taught various elementary grade levels including Kinder, first, second, fourth, and fifth in Inglewood, Culver City, and Los Angeles Unified School Districts. In LAUSD she has had different roles such as teaching ESL and Parenting Classes, Teacher Adviser, grade level chair, Track chair, and active member of the Advisory Committees. In addition, she has mentored new teachers and was the demonstration teacher for the English Language Development practicum for English Learners. Currently, she is a Title I/English Learners Coordinator. In this position, she coordinates the planning, organization, implementation, and evaluation of categorical funded and English Learners programs. In addition, she provides professional development to teachers to ensure the needs of English Language Learners are met.
Veronica is a PhD student in Education specializing in Urban Education at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. Her research interests focuses on the Latino community and strategies to increase and embrace parent involvement in the education system. In addition, she wants to examine the effects of cultural capital on first generation students of color. More specifically, she is interested in the contributing factors that impact Latino college students’ college access and choice. She is the recipient of a number of grants and fellowships, including Claremont Graduate University Doctoral Fellowship, SESSA Travel Award, and Tae Han Kim Award. She has presented at professional conferences hosted by California Association for Bilingual Education, Hawaii International Conference on Education, Claremont Graduate University Annual Research Conference, and California State University, Northridge.
M.A., Educational Administration, California State University, Northridge
B.A., Business and Spanish, Franklin & Marshall College
Administrative Services Credential: California State University, Northridge
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential: California State University, Northridge