First Name
Sandra
Middle Name
Last Name
Aguirre-Magana
Stage Name
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Phone
915-540-9305
Region
South Central
Address
City
El Paso
Country
United States
State
TX
Zip Code
79912
Primary type of performance
Folk/Fairy Tales, Myths & Legends, Family Stories, Personal Narrative Stories, Original Stories, Applied Storytelling
Stories
Spanish and English original folktales, fables and personal stories. I also cater to the occasion for example Dia del Nino Festivals, Fall Festivals, and/or thematic events. I would like to perform for schools that have implemented Dual Language programs since I am a former Dual Language teacher.
Bi or Multi Lingual
Yes
Bio
I am a native Chicagoan living in the desert sun land of El Paso, Texas. I recently decided to pursue storytelling and writing full-time after putting these two loves on hold while raising my family and working as a dual language teacher.

I was first introduced to this humble profession through the Golden Apple Foundation but got hooked by observing and learning from one of the greatest storytellers Chicago has ever produced, the late Syd Lieberman. Most of the stories I tell are original stories that are inspired by my grandmothers' varied and entertaining tales from their childhoods in Mexico.

As a teacher, I implemented storytelling into my students> academic curriculum whenever possible. I found it served as an intervention for my struggling readers and assisted them in improving their self-confidence and even their academic achievement. I firmly believe storytelling is an educational tool that brings back the active learning that is missing in today's educational curriculum.

My students have always been my best critics. I figure, if they like my storytelling, others will as well.
Ages
All Ages
School Districts
EPISD, YISD, Canutillo ISD
Workshops
Yes
Requirements
Mileage outside of El Paso or airfare, and lodging. Willing to work with school and library budgets if cohort performances can be arranged.
Mentor
Yes
Cost
Travel
Yes