Damaris Gutierrez is an instructional support teacher for elementary reading and writing instruction in San Antonio, Texas. She supports campuses that have linguistically and culturally diverse English Learners and develops literacy curriculum. Damaris is a National Board Certified Teacher in English as a New Language: Early and Middle Childhood. While completing her certification process, she was a newcomer ESL teacher to refugee students from around the world. She is a member of Teaching Channel's Fab Five ELL Squad and very passionate about second language acquisition and equitable educational opportunities. Connect with Damaris on Twitter: @dmarigutierrez.