M.S. Universidad de Granada / Granada, Andalucia, España
Professor Elizabeth Arévalo was born and raised in South Texas' Rio Grande Valley. She has a M.S. from La Universidad de Granada in Granada, Andalucía, España. She has 18 credit hours towards a M.S. in Kinesiology from Texas Woman's University in Denton and a B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, Texas. Professor Arévalo is certified by the State of Texas to teach P.E. (all levels), Spanish and Health (secondary). She began teaching Spanish 1010, as an adjunct, at UNTD in the spring of 2020. Professor Arévalo also started teaching Intro to Fitness and Wellness classes, as an adjunct, at Dallas College (Mt. View Campus) spring of 2020. Professor Arévalo has worked in seven different school districts (rural, suburban & urban) across the State of Texas teaching multiple subjects and coached multiple sports for over fifteen years. Professor Arévalo has been working full time for Dallas I.S.D. for the past 16 years. In 2012 she was given the honor of being considered one of Dallas I.S.D.s Top 100 teachers and Trinidad Garza E.C.H.S. campus Teacher Of the Year. Professor Arévalo believes that one must always give back to one's community and has led her high school students, the past four years, to be the main volunteers for the Manos Unidas' annual Binational Health Fair held at Dallas College (Mt. View Campus) which gives multiple free medical services to the Oak Cliff community. Coach Arévalo, as known to many of her students, has a strong faith in God and believes in paying it forward. Coach Arévalo, is passionate about equipping, challenging, and mentoring those who are not perfect, but have a passion to do their part to live their best life. Coach Arévalo grew up in a single-parent household, lived in the projects and says one of her favorite quotes "You can be pitiful or powerful, but you cannot be both." by Joyce Meyer is what sums up her success. Professor Arévalo looks forward to being a positive part of UNT Dallas' mission, vision, values and goals for many years to come.