Dr. Matilde A. Sarmiento-Arribalzaga

  • Place of Birth: Ciudad Miguel Aleman, Mexico
  • Countries Taught: USA & Spain
  • Years in Education: 22 years

Dr. Sarmiento is a former Clear Creek ISD Bilingual Special Education Inclusion/Resource teacher (K-5th grade) where she taught for 4 years and an Adjunct Professor of Bilingual/ESL and Multicultural Education in the College of Education at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. She has taught Kindergarten to Graduate level students throughout her career in public education. 

She is well versed in Dual language Program implementation and the positive impact bilingualism can have on a child’s life and their academic performance all while giving them a broader perspective of the world. Dr. Sarmiento continues to conduct, publish and present her research across the USA and international forums in the areas of parental involvement and their access to information as well as the development and retention of bilingual teachers.

Dr. Sarmiento is a native speaker of Spanish, a balanced bilingual and biliterate educator. She grew up in the border town of Harlingen, Texas and is the proud daughter of immigrants. She is a first-generation college graduate who received a BBA from Our Lady of the Lake University (San Antonio, Texas), an M.A. from the University of Texas (San Antonio, Texas) and an Ed.D. from Texas A & M University (Kingsville, Texas). 

She loves having the opportunity to be a child’s advocate to help them realize their own potential and having them realize that they are stronger and more resilient than they ever thought possible.

“A different language is a different vision of life.” -Federico Fellini