Manuel Gomez Portillo

ESOL Resource Teacher | Fairfax County, VA
Manuel Gomez Portillo: Video Interview

Manuel Gomez Portillo is an ESOL resource teacher in Fairfax County, Virginia who is currently pursuing his doctorate from Shenandoah University. His areas of research include family engagement with Indigenous families from Guatemala and his dissertation focuses on family engagement perceptions, experiences, and factors among Indigenous Guatemalan families living in the United States, many of whom speak Ixil and Mam.

In this interview with Colorin Colorado, he discusses some of the lessons learned from the families he has been interviewing as part of his research.