Teaching Teams

Strengthening the Home to School Connection

Fay Miller Center - Room D

With a passion for educating children and learning, LULAC’s highly qualified teachers welcome you to their classrooms!

Leixa Torres
Head Teacher

Hi! My name is Leixa Torres. I live in New Haven CT. I’m the Head Teacher in Room D. I have been an Infant and Toddler teacher for the past 10 years at LULAC Head Start. I enjoy working with children because they represent hope and the future to me. Additionally, I enjoy traveling & being with friends and family. I have a BA in Science with a concentration in Child Studies. I love summertime, my dog, strawberry cheesecake, and the color turquoise.

Yamilette Diaz
Yamilette Diaz

My name is Yamilette Diaz. I am a Teacher Assistant in Room B. I been part of LULAC Head Start since February 2018. I have an Associates Degree in Medical Sonography and a Certificate in Comprehensive Banking. Within my time working for LULAC Head Start I completed my CDA Certificate and have 18 credits in Early Childhood Education. I chose to work in the Early Childhood field because I love to be around children. I love teaching children and showing them love. As a Teacher, it is my job to plant seeds that grow forever. I am mother of 3 handsome boys. I love to spend time with my family by going camping, hiking, going to the beach and lake, and watching my kids play sports.

Nilda Alejandro
Classroom Assistant

My name is Nilda Alejandro. I have 4 beautiful children. I have been working at LULAC for 15 years and I am a Teacher Assistant in Room B. I like listening to music, reading books and taking adventures with family. I love working with young children. They are my passion. I enjoy helping each child learn and giving them affection.