Dr. Rossana Ramirez Boyd, Principal Lecturer and Director of the Bilingual/ESL Teacher Certification Programs, Department of Teacher Education and Administration, College of Education, University of North Texas. Dr. Boyd's areas of expertise are bilingual education, foreign language education, ESL education, and teacher alternative certification. Dr. Boyd has been an educational leader for many years at the local, state, and national levels. For example, she is one of the past presidents of the National Association for Bilingual Education, she was a board member of the National Association for Alternative Certification, she is one of the past presidents of the Louisiana Association for Bilingual Education. Through professional organizations and her work she advocates strongly for the education of Latino/a and Mexican American students in K-12 schools and their families. She helps prepare bilingual and ESL teachers to serve the students who are new to the English language. She operates the Rep. Roberto Alonzo Scholarship Program for bilingual teacher candidates, she is con-principal investigator of several grants including Project NEXUS a Title III National Professional Development program funded bu the USDOE that focuses on training mathematics and science teachers of English Language Learners in secondary schools. Dr. Boyd is committed to the improvement of education for thousands of Latino/a and Mexican American students in K-12 public schools and in the effective preparation of their teachers.