What is your new role at RISE? What will you be doing in your role?
My new role at RISE will be an Organizer. I will be organizing various events including parent workshops and trainings about the educational opportunity gap and the research based findings about its impact. I will be supporting refugee families in Aurora Public Schools and empowering them to RISE to improve their academic achievement.
What are you most excited for as you join the RISE family?
I am most excited to be a RISE family member because RISE is the perfect organization to bridge the gap between schools and low income families by providing the right education at the right time.
If you could have one superpower what would it be and why?
If I could have one superpower it would be Superhuman Endurance because it allows those who possess it to exert themselves during activities without getting exhausted. With this power, you could run marathons, clean the house, and study for long periods of time with privileged circumstances!
Why do you believe parent involvement is important to student achievement?
I believe that parent involvement is important to student achievement because parents are always the first teachers. Education begins right after birth and happens on the laps of parents. Without their teaching to children they cannot close the opportunity gap between generations.