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Hispanic Heritage Month
These leaders are creating a more diverse, inclusive teaching force.
Are you teacher material?
Hispanic Heritage Month
These leaders are creating a more diverse, inclusive teaching force.
Are you teacher material?

In Honor of Hispanic, Latinx & Chicanx Educators

Learn from Yuridiana Lewis, Concepción Camargo, Edgar Palacios, Jorge Luis Armenta, Juan Espinosa, Dr. Madeline Negrón and Nancy Bernardino, whose inspiring journeys and insights are helping create a more diverse and inclusive teaching force nationwide.

For Hispanic Heritage Month, we want to honor the stories of educators with Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean, Central American and South American heritage who bring vision to their schools across the U.S.

These educators believe that teaching is a call to action—and prove that their unique backgrounds, experiences and skills can change lives.

  • What We're Doing

    For Hispanic Heritage Month, we want to honor the stories of educators with Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean, Central American and South American heritage who bring vision to their schools across the U.S.

    These educators believe that teaching is a call to action—and prove that their unique backgrounds, experiences and skills can change lives.

  • Why We're Doing It

    These teachers help students identify with a larger community and envision themselves in positions of authority.

    In schools, the power of representation, of mirroring students' belief systems and cultural identities, is in abolishing negative stereotypes and generating positive life experiences for Hispanic, Latinx and Chicanx individuals.

  • Why You Should, Too

    As a teacher, you can represent your community and shape positive life experiences daily for your students.

    And if you speak a language other than English, the huge need for bilingual educators makes it more compelling than ever to seek out a position in the classroom.

Vision for Social Change

Zulma Perez-Estrella, a Chicana STEM teacher, understands why experimentation, perseverance and family define the path to professional success.

Here's why she chooses to teach students about the quality of health and resources people receive.

Take a Stand

Moving Forward with Your Community

Juan Espinosa shares how he prepares his students for life-long learning—and how he found fulfillment in his career as a teacher.

Hint: It starts with sparking curiosity, teaching life-long lessons and taking the time to listen.

Key Takeaways

Embracing a Bicultural Identity

Fort Worth teacher Miranda Tacoronti helps her students understand the power in their bilingual backgrounds.

What happens in the classroom doesn't always stay in the classroom.

Unique Opportunities

Your Guide to Hispanic Heritage Month

For Hispanic Heritage Month, get a step-by-step plan for celebrating with students, from understanding the history of this annual event to improving inclusivity in the classroom.

Carmen Maciel, a kindergarten teacher at Uplift Lee Primary, has it queued up just for you.

 

Get the Guide

Latinx Representation in the Classroom

Edgar Palacios knows that there need to be more Latinx educators in the U.S. to build trust and create environments where students of color can be their authentic selves. 

Here's why he established a nonprofit dedicated to supporting representation in the classroom. 

 

Understand the Role

When Equity Matters

As a leader in education, the rewards for considering socioeconomic status when developing programs come in the tens of thousands.

What career can you think of with that kind of opportunity for impact?

Your Opportunity

Mentoring English Language Learners

First year teacher, Concepción Camargo, shares what made her first year as a bilingual educator meaningful and rewarding.

When you're a role model, you might make mistakes, but you can still help your students overcome obstacles.

Make a Difference

Seeing It Through

Nancy Bernardino was the first person in her family to graduate college. She also happened to found Solar Prep, a choice-school in Dallas, and is currently working on her EdD.

Discover how mentorship and building a network brought her here.

Make It Count

Join the Campaign

The more people who understand the challenges and opportunities for Hispanic, Latinx and Chicanx educators, the better. We're making it easy to make an impact:

  1. Share this page with friends and family. (The share buttons make it especially easy, but copying and pasting the URL has never been too hard, either.)
  2. Tell us on social media how you're celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.
  3. Follow @TEACHorg on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to discover more stories and ways to get involved.

Together, we can improve education for everybody. Thank you for joining the movement!

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