My name is Elizabeth Garcia-Leal. I earned my bachelor's degree in Business Management at the University of Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona. My master's degree focused on Elementary Education EC-6 with an emphasis on Bilingual Education; I received it from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. I am currently pursuing my doctoral degree Bilingual Education from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. I am a 4th grade bilingual teacher. As a doctoral student, my research interests include: The Effects of Cooperative Learning Groups on English Language Learners and English Language Learner's Perspective on Cooperative Learning Groups.