Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute 2016
As an educator in the Chula Vista Elementary School District, Vanessa Montes has dedicated her academic and professional life to serving special education and English Language Learners. Vanessa currently teaches in a mild/moderate special education classroom with four years of teaching experience. She graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts and Credentials in Bilingual and Special Education. She furthered her academics to earn her Master’s in Special Education with an English Language Development certificate. Based on her current experience in the field of Special Education working with ELL students, Vanessa aspires to enter a doctoral program in which she can influence policy reform for ELLs with special needs.