National Trainer - Keynote Speaker!
Aurora, born and raised in El Paso, Texas, is a certified teacher, counselor and consultant. Certifications include Bachelors of Science in Generic Special Education, two Masters of Science degrees, certified counselor and discipline in Occupational Training and Development.
Aurora is certified in Creative Journal Expressive Arts and has completed the ZigZiglar course of training. Aurora is also a certified practitioner for the Family Leadership Institute.
(IMA), reflects her belief in providing participants with the tools for developing one’s inner strengths and treasures. She currently travels the country helping school districts and businesses by conducting various types of fun and introspective trainings and retreats. Aurora is a certified practitioner and trainer of the Family Leadership Institute authored by Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch, Lieutenant Colonel, Army retired. She is a national faculty member at Fordham University in New York where she facilitated during the summer at the National Principals Leadership Institute.
Early in her career, Aurora took a journey to Los Angeles, CA. and gained experience in the fields of business, sports medicine and entertainment (an illusion that “the grass was greener on the other side.”) Aurora worked in some of L.A.’s most prestigious companies, such as IBM, Universal Studios, Apple One Employment Services and The Sports Med Center, but realized that her true love and passion is in inspiring others through her teachings and keynotes.
Aurora returned to Texas and taught grades pre-K/Head Start through twelve. She served as a Vocational Adjustment Coordinator and taught Adult Basic Education. Aurora was the Special Events and Partners in Education Coordinator in Socorro ISD, El Paso, Texas, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and then moved on to be the first Project Director for 21st Century Community Learning Centers in Mission CISD, Mission, Texas. She was responsible for an annual budget of $4.6 million. She hired the best teachers, principals (site coordinators), linked the business community, civic organizations and parents to 20 schools for after school programs. She and her staff of 500 established a successful after school program keeping students off the streets by engaging them in positive activities and provided a wide range of classes, enrichment programs and tutoring. Students were recognized statewide and nationally for their academic achievements and talents. During this time Aurora began offering workshops for staff development within the district and to people in business. She established her company in 2003.
Aurora’s experience as an educator, a local, state and national conference planner, founder of different initiatives such as the first conference held for educators and health professionals, Concerts Under the Sky, Red Ribbon Family Fun Fest. Having worked in corporate America and communities around the country, has made her more determined to work intently on providing workshops to help individuals who serve others to rekindle their passion, continue serving or find a new dream!
Aurora has always enjoyed linking people together to form new and innovative ideas to help children and families. Her experiences include having been a conference planner, radio disc jockey, Universal Studios Spanish tour guide and a medical office manager.