I am a biracial, brown-skinned, Mexican-American named after my Jewish grandpa. My parents were intentional about representing both sides of my heritage. We celebrated Hanukkah with my large extended Jewish family and Christmas with my abuelitos.
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Ana Hernandez knew teaching was something she wanted to do early in life. As a young child living in a small town in northern Mexico, Hernandez would take pieces of chalk she received from nuns and use them while role-playing as a teacher for her cousins at home. Hernandez, now the principal at Cristo Rey […]
Growing up in Fresno, California, Nicole Rivera dreamt of being an educator, but not necessarily in the Central Valley. As the child, she moved around repeatedly and saw her school, Aspen Valley Prep, as one of the most consistent elements of her childhood. Nicole started attending Aspen Valley Prep in fourth grade and continued all […]