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 as an educational researcher, program developer/evaluator, and professional development provider, my real love is teaching. I currently teach:
- ENG 081: Preparatory Academic Writing II
- ENG 091: Preparatory Academic Writing III
- ENG 101: First-Year Composition
- ENG 091/101: Expedited English Experience (EEE)
When I'm not teaching, you will likely find me hanging out with my dogs and cats, singing Mariachi and opera, belting showtunes, doing Booiaka (hip-hop cardio), or practicing tap dancing.
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.