Belle Espinal


Where did you grow up and what was your first language?

I grew up in the Boogie Down Bronx and my first language was English. 

What from your hometown do you wish you could find in New York City?

NYC is my hometown! I wish I could find more natural escapes in NYC. 

Where did you go to college?

I went to Oberlin College in Ohio. 

What was your favorite book in middle school?

My forever favorite book series are Junie B. Jones books.


What is the best part of teaching at Hamilton Grange?

Hamilton Grange is a progressive school which allows me to teach the way I have always dreamed of - for liberation, honesty, and the future.

What is your favorite thing to do when you are not teaching?

I love to get fit (yoga, running, aerobics, swimming) in community! 

What is your favorite quote?

Today's favorite quote is "Wherever you go, there you are."