Barbara Flores

Building Bridges to Proficient Reading for All Children


Dr. Flores is a pioneer Latina scholar Activist and Leader, Teacher Educator, Children’s Literature Writer, and International Expert in the areas of biliteracy development, teaching/learning based on Vygotsky’s sociocultural theoretical framework, professional staff development, bilingual education, and critical pedagogy. Not only has she published her work in professional journals, books, and chapters, but she is also a sought after keynote speaker throughout the Americas. She has been a professor since 1980 and recently retired in September of 2019. She is Professor Emerita at California State University, San Bernardino.

Dr. Flores holds and has held a number of leadership positions. She has been on San Bernardino City School Board since 2008 and served as Vice President and President. She was reelected in 2013 and 2017 with her term ending in November 2022. Currently Past President on CLSBA Board 2018–2022; served as President of CLSBA from 2014–2018 and also served as Vice President from 2010–2014. She is also currently on the Executive Board of the California Association for Bilingual Education and recently elected as President Elect. She was also past President of the National Association for Bilingual Education and the Alliance for Multilingual Multicultural Education.