A lifelong student of languages and learning, Mila Escamilla completed graduate coursework for a master’s in Spanish linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin and 30 graduate hours of early childhood development before completing her Master of Science in Education. As part of the program, she administered literacy screeners and assessments and wrote comprehensive evaluations with recommendations. Through Edge—a virtual tutoring program established to meet the needs of students with language-based learning differences—Mila gained valuable experience tutoring students using lessons based on the Orton-Gillingham approach.
In addition to her academic achievements, Mila has over 11 years of experience in educational publishing, contributing to language-learning programs in various formats. She has also taught Spanish, English, and civics at different educational levels, including adults and university students.
Mila’s passion for learning and human development was ignited during her daughter’s early years [or infancy], which inspired her interest in neuroscience findings related to learning and human development. She believes that learning is a fundamental and transformative aspect of life.