Where did you grow up and what was your first language?
My first language is Spanish. I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic until the age of 14, then I moved to the Lower East Side in N.Y.
What from your hometown do you wish you could find in New York City?
I wish I could find a beautiful beach with blue water and palm trees.
Where did you go to college?
I graduated from The City College of New York.
What was your favorite book in middle school?
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
What is the best part of teaching at Hamilton Grange?
Even though this is my first year at Hamilton Grange, I’m excited to be back to a community where I always felt at home and be part of the Hamilton Grange family.
What is your favorite thing to do when you are not teaching?
During my time off I like to go on trips with my family, go hiking, or spend a day at the beach.
What is your favorite quote?
"“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” - Maya Angelou