Alberto and Mario were born and raised in Salamanca, Spain and came to Utah several years ago on a scholarship to teach. They graduated from the University of Valladolid with a Bachelors in Education. After coming to Utah and starting their teaching careers, they were hungry for more learning. The eTwinz attended the University of Utah where they graduated with a Masters in Education from a participating school, the International University of La Rioja. Currently, Alberto and Mario are working on their PhD focused on future-ready skills.
The Herraez Twins teach 5th and 6th grade at Canyon Creek Elementary School in Farmington where their students are part of the Spanish/English Immersion program. They are heavy users of technology, and they enjoy sharing their passion with the students at Canyon Creek Elementary.
These practices have been recognized by institutions like UCET (Utah Coalition for Educational Technology) and DSD (Davis School District) that granted the eTwinz with several awards such as the Outstanding Young Educators of the Year Award or the Best of Davis Award. In 2020, WE Charity awarded the eTwinz with the WE Teacher award for their work in the Social and Emotional field and their serving learning practices.
They have presented in many conferences and events around United States and Europe sharing their knowledge and expertise to help educators to transform their practice. Some of these events are NCCE (Seattle, Washington), TCEA (San Antonio, Texas), UCET (Salt Lake City, Utah), FETC (Miami, California), Microsoft Educator Exchange (Paris, France) and SIMO (Madrid, Spain) just to name a few. Also, the eTwinz have been featured speakers at international conferences such as ISTE 21 (the biggest edtech conference in america).
Alberto and Mario were named among the T4 Education top ten North America education influencers in 2021. The Herraez twins are great ambassadors of education and its importance. They advocate for 21st century educational practices. They have been featured in many newspapers across the world such as El Mundo (Spain), Salamanca 24h (Spain), el diario de Valladolid (Spain) and The Globe and Mail (Canada) among many others. Also, the eTwinz have participated in many national radio shows such as La Cope (Spain) as experts in digital transformation and 21st century learning. In addition, they can be heard in a handful of podcasts.