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My Story

As an experienced educator and program developer, I am committed to transforming educational
environments to better serve the needs of diverse student populations. With a background in K-12
teaching, program coordination, and international environmental protection and economic
development, I bring a wealth of expertise in curriculum design, teacher mentorship, program design
and implementation, and community engagement.

In my most recent role, I served as the Lead Teacher Mentor at Native American Community
Academy in Albuquerque, NM, where I spearhead a mentorship program designed to support
new teaching staff. I also restructured and coordinated the Wellness Friday program, overseeing
the implementation of weekly wellness activities for students. Additionally, I coordinated the
Instructional Leadership Team, facilitating data analysis and professional development initiatives
to drive schoolwide goals.

Prior to my role at NACA, I served as the AVID Program Site Coordinator at Warren High School,
where I managed a team of educators and counselors, ensuring the fidelity of the AVID curriculum
and supporting college readiness for over 500 students annually.

In addition to my work inside the classroom, I have engaged in educational research, presented at international conferences and universities on topics such as transformative pedagogies, educational philosophy, and student engagement. I am also a co-author of Freirean Echoes: Scholars and Practitioners Dialogue on Critical Ideas in Education, where I write about inspiring hope in the social science classroom context.

Prior to my time in education, I worked in sustainable environmental and economic development internationally. I have a proven track record of driving impactful change through strategic partnerships and fundraising initiatives. My expertise lies in designing and implementing strategic funder plans, ensuring compliance, and driving program excellence.

With a commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice, I strive to create learning environments that empower students and foster community engagement.

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