Yuliya Summers is a lecturer and lead instructor at the College of Education at UNT. She has been in education for twelve years, and during these years she has taught at the elementary level as a classroom teacher, grade-level chair, and a campus instructional leader. While employed by Dallas ISD, she had the opportunity to work in a variety of program models designed for the instruction of English language learners. Her teaching experiences include teaching in ESL, Bilingual (Spanish), and Gifted and Talented Programs. She holds eight certifications, two master's degrees in ESL and Bilingual Education, and is currently completing her doctorate in Bilingual Education from Texas A&M University, College Station. At UNT she teaches and develops undergraduate courses related to Bilingual/ESL and multicultural education. Mrs. Summers also serves as an advisor to UNT BESO (Bilingual/ESL Education Student Organization).