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An increasing number of students speak multiple languages at home and in school. It is important to have teachers that can communicate with them in both English and their native language. Texas is a growing state with several major metro areas where there is a great need for bilingual teachers. Becoming a bilingual teacher in the state requires you to certify as a teacher while completing additional exams to prove your proficiency in two languages. You will apply for certification and a job through the Texas Education Agency (TEA). People applying from outside Texas may have slightly different requirements as well.
She added: "Unfortunately, it is very easy to manipulate or misunderstand what very young children say. Our children's safety and education are of utmost importance, but it is also law enforcement's responsibility to do thorough investigation, before bringing charges. That was not done here. These false accusations have been devastating to Ms. Najera and her reputation. We are looking for forward to clearing Ms. Najera's name and getting her back in the classroom."
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Vera and the underage student apparently met when he was a student of hers in summer school at Stovall Middle School, according to court records.
According to reports when Lloyd was first arrested in July of 2016, the allegations on the former teacher date back to January and incidents with the student took place on multiple Livingston ISD campuses.