Division of Arts and Composition
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: Basic Writing Skills
- ENG 091: Fundamentals of Writing
- ENG 101: First-Year Composition
When I'm not teaching, you will likely find me walking my two dogs, playing with my two cats, or playing violin and busting out a bolero in the SMCC Mariachi Montana del Sur.
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.