Jessica Dueñas

Warrior | Brooklynite | Hija de Inmigrantes | 2019 Kentucky State Teacher of the Year | Recovery | #MentalHealth | BLM


2019 Kentucky State Teacher of the Year. Brooklyn born and raised by a Cuban father and Costa Rican mother. I was in the special education and equity field for thirteen years and currently am working on several education related projects. I write and publicly speak about equity, culturally responsive teaching, and mental health, in particular addiction. I openly advocate on behalf of all students and supporting the mental health needs of community members. I hold a Bachelor's degree in History, a Master's degree in teaching students with disabilities, and an Educational Specialist degree in instructional leadership. A day at a time I choose to live a life of recovery, which empowers me to be of service to others.


"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth."

Muhammad Ali


Jessica Dueñas, Ed.S.

Louisville, Kentucky

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