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Rebecca A. Palacios, Ph.D.

Dr. Rebecca A. Palacios is a National Teacher Hall of Fame inductee, National Board Certified Teacher, and leading expert in early childhood education. With over four decades of experience, she is a pioneer in the field of dual language learning and specializes in curriculum planning and instructional design. She is a Senior Curriculum Advisor for In addition to being a founding director of The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and formerly serving as its vice-chairperson, she is also a co-founder of the Texas National Board Coalition for Teaching and serves as its Treasurer. Dr. Palacios serves as a Curriculum Board Member for Age of Learning, the leading education technology company that created Early Learning Academy. Dr. Palacios has presented at the local, state, national and international levels on teacher standards, early childhood, STEAM and dual language/bilingual education. She served on the initial ELL cadre through the American Federation of Teachers that helped produce the Colorín Colorado website. Dr. Palacios is the author of Shell Education’s (a division of TCM) family engagement book, Being Your Child's Most Important Teacher: A Guide for Families with Young Children. In addition to being Corpus Christi Independent School District’s first Teacher of the Year (1987), Dr. Palacios was the first Latina to be inducted into the National Teacher Hall of Fame (2014). Most recently, Dr. Palacios received the prestigious James A. Kelly Award for Advancing Accomplished Teaching, which is the highest award bestowed by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

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