Please Welcome Alicia Adame as New Executive Director for Think Bilingual Austin
Hello! ¡Hola! Salut! 你好 مرحبا Xin chào! Hallo! नमस्ते!
I am excited to come on board Think Bilingual Austin as the new appointed Executive Director and supporting its mission in multiculturalism and bilingualism in our communities!
A little background about me, I have lived in the Austin area for about half my life (the better half!). I was born in Mexico City and grew up in Southern California. When my family moved to Houston I was torn between California and Texas and finally settled in Austin. I received my master’s in sociology from Texas State University and taught Sociology of the Family and Multicultural Relations at my alma matter. While teaching sociology as a lecturer I also was a full-time bilingual teacher in Austin ISD and Manor ISD. My teaching experiences led me to pursue a second master’s in educational leadership and policy at NYU where I focused on social and education reform. During my program I had the opportunity to study and live in South Africa for 6 months to learn how their social and multilingual policies impacted their schools and communities. In returning to the U.S. I moved back to Austin and started working as a bilingual educator and administrator. In 2015, I started a not-for-profit project Biliteracy Club Communities of Austin (BoCCa) that focuses on alternative bilingual learning spaces in schools and communities.
As the Executive Director of Think Bilingual my goal will be to continue to further the missions of both Think Bilingual Austin and BoCCa and find ways for each to complement the other so that Austin continues to be a community that embraces and supports multilingualism and multiculturalism within and beyond the school community.
Alicia Adame, M.A., M.A.
B.A. – Sociology – California State University – Fullerton
M.A – Sociology – Texas State University – San Marcos
M.A. – Educational Leadership and Policy – New York University