Nirmla G. Flores

Visiting Lecturer
School of Education-Department of Teaching & Learning

Contact

North University Hall
Room 114
P: 909.748.6291
E: Nirmla_Flores@redlands.edu

What drives me as an educator is the idea that life is one long learning curve. In my association with life, I have come to the realization that earning a degree does not necessarily translate to getting an education. Rather, the more a person knows, the more s/he spirals into a perpetual state of ignorance, and serendipitously, yearns to satisfy an unrelenting hunger for more knowledge. Hence, as an educator of aspiring teachers, I believe that each student should have the opportunity to satisfy his/her hunger for knowledge and reach his/her fullest potential relative to the resources available and the students’ personal skills and abilities. Needless to say, I aspire to motivate teacher candidates to establish a nurturing relationship with each student, ensuring that s/he feels valued as an individual. One way to achieve this is to encourage all educational stakeholders (i.e. parents, teachers, community, businesses, etc.) to get involved and actively participate in the child’s physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and academic development through meaningful interaction and student engagement.

Area(s) of Expertise

Literacy

Bilingual Education

Curriculum Development

Professional Background Highlights

Social and Cultural Capital of Immigrant Families

Parental Involvement among Filipino Immigrant Families

Student Engagement of Diverse Learners

Degrees Held/Licensures

Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership for Social Justice, with a collateral in Reading (University of Redlands)

Master of Arts degree in Education, with an emphasis on Multicultural Education (California State University, Dominguez Hills)

Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology (Ateneo de Manila, Philippines)

Publications

Who We Are and How We Learn: Educational Engagement and Justice for Diverse Learners

Research on How Proficient Readers Read

Professional Affiliations

California for Bilingual Education (CABE) member
 

Awards

Most Outstanding Academic Excellence as an Adjunct Faculty Member