Maria De la Pena- 2nd

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Maria De la Pena- 2nd

I became a teacher because I believe in our children. They have enormous potential. I look to develop their abilities to think critically and become proactive problem solvers. I believe every student is capable of learning and emphasize respect, perseverance, and citizenship in and out of the classroom.

I am excited about being part of the Austin team because of our vision for building a sustainable future through conscious environmentalism. We are always looking to grow and improve ourselves and our surroundings.

I enjoy coming to school everyday and am committed to being a lifelong learner. There is always something new to be learned and I try to share that enthusiasm with everyone at our school everyday.

I graduated from the University of North Texas with a B.A. in Anthropology. If you ever want to talk about culture and what it means to be human, let’s chat. My door is always open!