Mrs. Sonia Arámbula was born in Tamaulipas, Mexico. She began her elementary years in Garland, Texas and graduated from Pharr San Juan Alamo High School in Pharr, TX. Her family did not value education, but she learned that if she wanted her migrating jobs to come to an end she needed to further her education. She received her Bachelor of Arts Speech Communication at the University of Texas Pan American. She became certified to teach Spanish at the secondary level and began her teaching career at Economedes High School as a PAP Spanish teacher.
Working as a Spanish teacher, she was introduced to AVID during one of the Summer Institutes. She developed an interest in the opportunities available to students who lacked strategies for success. She worked with the AVID Site team at her school to ensure that all students were given the opportunity to become successful for college. Given the opportunity, she became the AVID Coordinator for four years in which she helped Economedes High School reach Demonstration status, making Economedes one of the first AVID National Demonstration schools in South Texas.
At the present time, she is part of the Early College High School at Economedes. She continues to work with students teaching Monolingual and Bilingual Spanish. Her focus is to help them make their college dreams come true.
Mrs. Arambula has been an Edinburg resident for the past 20 years. She is married to Oscar Arambula and they enjoy being parents to Gabriel and Karina Arámbula. On her weekends Mrs. Arámbula likes to run with a group of friends and every now and then participate in a race with her husband. Her goal is to be able to run a marathon sometime in the near future. She is looking forward to the challenges that life may hand her.