Allow me to introduce myself. I am Kathleen Neal Carroll, Ed.D. and I began my teaching career at Mission Junior High in 1982 after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. degree in Spanish and English. I obtained my first Masters degree in English in 1985 and followed it by acquiring a second Masters degree in Spanish in 1992. Finally, in August of 2010, I completed my doctoral work from the University of Texas Pan American.My dissertation is a historical and biographical research about minority women educators in the Rio Grande Valley. I have three grown children and one grandson, and I have been married to Robert Carroll for 40 years. I have served as an AP reader for English language for the past nine years, and I also served as Dept. Chair for Modern Language at Edinburg North High School for ten years, as well as English Dept. Chair at both La Joya Senior High School and BETA High School. I have been teaching for 35 years and I have served as a dual credit and adjunct instructor through both UTPA and STC. I have had numerous opportunities to study Spanish in Mexico, Spain, Hawaii and I have participated in two National Endowment of Humanities seminars at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah studying Jorge Luis Borges and Antonio Buero Vallejo. I enjoy my dogs Max and Schatze, fishing, reading, swimming, and working for the betterment of my community. I am excited to work at Juan Diego Academy whose goal is to produce global citizens who are caring and compassionate as well as academically advanced.