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October 12, 2023 12 mins

In Blanca's class, students value, help, and learn from each other in English, Spanish, or Spanglish.

In today's episode, we welcome Blanca Hernandez a kindergarten dual language teacher from San Antonio, Texas. After the bilingual program at her school moved to a hub campus, Blanca worked tirelessly to bring the program back. Her dedication to bilingual education was recently recognized, as she was awarded the HMH Lighthouse Award. Tune in to hear how Blanca builds a bilingual classroom culture that fosters a growth mindset in English and Spanish.

Teachers in America profiles K–12 teachers across the country. Hear firsthand from the people who are shaping young lives in the classroom every day. If you or someone you know would be a good candidate for Teachers in America, please email us at

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