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.
I enjoy writing Op-Eds and other pieces for both local and national publications. Topics I typically write about involve culturally competent teaching, relationship building, supporting public schools, and mental health/self care.
As an advocate, I speak passionately with regard to focusing my life's work on connecting with and empowering students. I also speak to the foundation behind my motivation to fight for equity, which is my family.
"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth."