Our Team

Eliel Hinojosa, Jr. taught high school social studies in the Rio Grande Valley and Bryan, Texas prior to returning to Texas A&M University to begin his PhD. Eliel's focus is on creating quality curriculum and developing methods of social studies instruction that utilize biography in the classroom.    

Rachel K. Turner taught elementary school for four years prior to beginning her PhD work at Texas A&M University. Rachel's focus involves developing methods that use biography in the elementary and middle school grades.

You! biogiraffe.org is a collaborative network devoted to using biography in the classroom. We invite collaboration from teachers and, especially, students! After all, aren't biographies able to exemplify our interconnectedness with stories of who we are? What's your biogiraffe?



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