Priscilla K. Delgado is a doctoral student of Literacy in the School of Education at St. John’s University, New York City. Her research and writings focus on culturally relevant literature, diversity in children’s literature, and best practices for English Learners with Latino backgrounds.
Her educational background includes a Master of Science degree in Information Studies from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a specialization in Bilingual Education from Texas State University. She has also obtained numerous additional certifications including Google Educator Certification (Levels 1 and 2) and Apple Teacher to name a few.
Ms. Delgado was a bilingual first-grade teacher for three years and has served as a librarian for nine years in her hometown of San Marcos, Texas. She is the Past Chair of the Tejas Star Reading List Committee, a bilingual and Spanish language reading list with the Texas Library Association (TLA), and attended the TLA TALL Texans Leadership Institute in 2016. Priscilla also served on the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award regional committee from 2007 to 2019.
She is currently serving on the 2021 Pura Belpré Award Selection Committee which recognizes outstanding original works written or illustrated by a Latino/Latina author or illustrator that portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino/Latina cultural experience. She is also the Texas Library Association’s Reading List Coordination Committee Co-Chair, providing support and resources to the 10 reading list committees under TLA.
She is a 2004 Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship recipient and a 2007 American Library Association Spectrum Scholar.
Her professional interests include diversity in children's literature, culturally relevant literature and pedagogy, bilingual education, future-ready librarians, educational technology, school librarianship, and digital literacy.