I am originally from the West Valley, my family having thrived in the Buckeye area for more than three generations. While I have enjoyed working in a variety of educational roles, my real love is teaching. The classes I teach include:
- ALT 100: Academic Literacy Through Integrated Reading and Writing
- ENG 101: First-Year Composition
- ENG 101LL: Expedited English Experience (EEE)
When I'm not teaching, you will likely find me dancing (swing, ballroom, club Latin, and hip hop), belting show tunes, lifting weights, or doing burpees.
Aguirre-Munoz, Z., & Amabisca, A. A. (2010). Defining Opportunity to Learn for English Language Learners: Linguistic and Cultural Dimensions of ELLs' Instructional Contexts. Journal Of Education For Students Placed At Risk, 15(3), 259-278.
Aguirre-Munoz, Z., Park, J., Amabisca, A., & Boscardin, C. (2008). Developing Teacher Capacity for Serving ELLs' Writing Instructional Needs: A Case for Systemic Functional Linguistics. Bilingual Research Journal, 31(1-2), 295-322.
Aguirre-Munoz, Z., Boscardin, C., Jones, B., Park, J., Chinen, M., Shin, H., & ... National Center for Research on Evaluation, S. A. (2006). Consequences and Validity of Performance Assessment for English Language Learners: Integrating Academic Language and ELL Instructional Needs into Opportunity to Learn Measures. CSE 678. National Center For Research On Evaluation, Standards, And Student Testing (CRESST),
Amabisca, A. A. (1999). Alone together: The social integration of immigrant students at the middle school level. The Multilingual Educator, 2(2), 10-14, 29.
Amabisca, A. A. (1994). [Review of Forked tongue: The politics of bilingual education.]. Hispanic journal of behavioral sciences, 16, 510-515.
2016, NISOD Excellence Award
2023, Athletics and Fitness Association of America/National Academy of Sports Medicine GFI Certification