Creative Writing, Spanish
My name is Alejandro Perez-Cortes I was born in Colima, Mexico. I obtained from the University of Colima two bachelor’s degree. From 1993 to 1998 a BBA; and from 1995 to 2000 a BAE in Spanish Language and Literature. While still in college, I began to work as a Spanish teacher in various Junior High Schools in my home State from June 1998 until December 1999. During this time I taught in Ixtlahuacán, a rural community where some children were not fluent in Spanish, but in Náhuatl, a Mexican native language. Furthermore, from January 2000 to June 2002 I was hired by the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education Campus Colima. I taught to American and Canadian college students several aspects of the Spanish Language. During this time 20 of my poems earned a first place in a national poetry contest organized by the TEC de Monterrey. In July 2002 I moved to Washington State. I have worked for the Everett School District as a Spanish substitute teacher, and as Para educator for autistic and Down syndrome students in Gateway Middle School. Currently I enjoy working part time for JUVe system as a youth counselor for teenage boys with criminal record. My other job, the job I enjoy the most is being a part time Spanish teacher in North Creek High School. I teach 2 Spanish 100 classes and 1 Spanish 200. 83 students total. In addition, the classes I am taking at Western Washington University to add an ELL endorsement to my teacher certification. I am also a member of literary workshop endorsed by EPIC WRITERS GROUP. We meet in Edmonds Public Library. We write poetry. We, as self-publishers will have our first Poetry Anthology in April 2018. For me it is an honor being published in English, since all my poetry work has only being published in Spanish.