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Meet José Alonzo

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23

José Alonzo grew up in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and moved to Texas in 1973 to attend Stephen F. Austin, where he earned three degrees, played soccer, and met his wife, Tami. He worked in the agricultural field before earning a teaching certificate at University of Texas at Tyler. He came to ETBU in 1994 after teaching Spanish and ESL, and coaching soccer at the high school level. He soon earned his Master's degree in Spanish and has been teaching Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Spanish since 1995. He also used to coach the ETBU Men's Soccer team. He loves teaching and having the freedom to share his faith in Christ with his students. He sees his job as a ministry and faithfully prays for those in his classroom. He and his wife have three wonderful children who have been home-schooled and then went on to graduate from ETBU. He attends Immanuel Baptist Church. He enjoys sports of all kinds, politics, working in the yard, traveling, and spending time with his family.