Sra. Maldonado hails from the great land of Texas. She was born in Mexico but grew up in the border town of Donna, Texas where both languages were regularly used. Sra. Maldonado has a Bachelor's Degree in Technical Communications with a minor of Computer Science and is currently completing her Masters in Education from Hamline University. In Texas, she taught for 10 years as an bilingual elementary teacher with a focus on servicing the gifted and talented. She moved three years ago with her husband, Rene and her two kids, Gabby, age 10, and Matt, age 16. She loves Minnesota summer and is still adjusting to the cold weather.