Shelley Dykstra


Shelley Dykstra is originally from the Bay Area, so she’s happy to be serving her multilingual students so close to home. She holds an M.A. and B.A. in linguistics, from the University of Barcelona and University of California San Diego, respectively. A multilingual student herself, Shelley completed her M.A. coursework entirely in Spanish, along with undergraduate study-abroad programs in Morelia, Mexico and Barcelona. Her experience teaching English as a Second Language spans tens years, two continents, and a variety of ages and topics. Her special interests are student success and equity, learning communities such as Puente, and coaching women’s water polo.