July 2022 • Issue 58 • California Association for Bilingual Education
Biliteracy, Multicultural Competency, and Educational Equity for All!
Spread the word—CABE is hiring!...
Stay updated on legislation and policy that impacts education...
Check out the latest from CABE's Legislative Advocate, Jennifer Baker:
– Legislature Passes Historic Budget
–CABE/Californians Together Sponsored Legislation
–CABE-Supported Legislation Moves Forward
–Summer Recess
Only a few more weeks to submit a proposal for CABE 2023...
Free, Convenient, & Effective! Take advantage of MCAP asynchronous online professional learning while it's still available...
  • Dual Language Teacher Academy
  • Parent and Family Engagement Academy
  • Bilingual Teacher Pathway
  • WRITE Initiative
  • Preschool GLAD
  • Project GLAD en español
  • Secondary GLAD
  • Instructional Strategies for Preschool Teachers of Dual Language Learners
  • Language Development Through Science
  • Special Education in Bilingual Settings
Highlighting our awesome CABE team members....
This month, we are proud to spotlight Norma Rocha, CABE’s Manager of Information Technology and Creative Design (IT&CD). Hailing from Boyle Heights in East Los Angeles, Norma was a straight-A, academically competitive student at an all-girls Catholic school. Growing up in a bilingual family, she spoke Spanish with her parents and English with her four siblings. Her first full-time job was at the John Tracy Clinic which serves and educates multicultural children
with hearing loss and their parents from around the world. Because of her interest in computer science, she got on-the-job training and took an online correspondence course in website maintenance. She later became a webmaster in the clinic’s technology department where she worked with Martha Vidal, now CABE’s Web Development and IT Specialist. Norma's responsibilities included the management of software, hardware, and networks. 

Norma has been a CABE team member for 12 years and shares that she comes home from work every day feeling fulfilled. She loves that through CABE she can contribute to improving lives and providing access to quality, equitable education for students and parents. She says, “My life needs to be more than a paycheck. I need teamwork, belonging, and the gratification of making a difference.”
Norma was married to the love of her life, Alfred, for 22 years before he passed away in 2021. They have three daughters: Amanda (26) an actuary in Arizona, Sarah (23), an engineering assistant, and Sofía (19), a student at Whittier College. In her free time, Norma enjoys baking and cake decorating, cooking, gardening, camping, and music—especially norteño, reggaetón, oldies, and pop.
Thank you, Norma, for keeping our CABE familia connected to each other and to the world with beautiful and informative websites, communications, and creative design!
Find out what's happening at local CABE chapters and affiliates...
Check out our June newsletter with highlights of chapter activities and local news, events, and resources:
Calling all parents, educators, and members living or working in Orange County!

Are you ready to join us in revitalizing the North Orange County Chapter?

For more information and to be placed on the chapter interest list, contact Joshua Jauregui: joshua@gocabe.org. We'll get in touch with you soon about the next chapter meeting and our plans for reinvigorating the amazing CABE familia in Orange County.
Mark your calendars and join us IN PERSON for CABE 2023...
Other items of interest for the CABE community...
Comic Corner
Contact the editor—Laurie Nesrala-Miles, Communications Coordinator: laurie@gocabe.org