Dr. Sandra Ramos-Ibarra is a native Texan and has lived in San Antonio most of her life. She is also a veteran teacher of 30+ years having taught both in public and private schools. Dr. Ibarra's love of developmental and educational linguistics led her to pursue a doctoral degree in culture, language and literacy recently and working with and educating children with hearing loss seeking spoken language was a perfect segue. Beside the love and passion she has for learning and teaching, she has a large family and is proud to claim eleven beautiful grandchildren.