My name is Nidia Rivas. I was born and raised in my beautiful Guatemala. I immigrated to the United States, a country which gave me the opportunity to become a US Citizen when I was 16 years old , I married and became a mother of 3 beautiful children. I decided to continue with my education after my children were grown, I went to get my GED in New Haven, CT. After I registered in Gateway Community College ESL program, I took ESL and Liberal Arts & Science. I feel that ESL classes helped me to improve my language skills. I benefited greatly from the ESL writing class and took English writing and communication skills. While I was going to school, I was working full time at a Macdonald’s and at a Mobil gas station. I graduated from Gateway in 2015 with a degree of Liberal Arts & Science. I've been working in Lulac Head Start since 2016. Also, after working as a Teacher Assistant, I was promoted to a teacher after completing my CDA (Child Development Associates) while working at Lulac I decided to continue with my education and registered at Post University to get my bachelor’s in Child's Studies after graduating from Post in 2021. In 2022 I was promoted to Head Teacher position. I love working with young children. I strive to be the best I can be to provide a safe, healthy, and learning environment. I am currently the Head Teacher for Future Leader Center’s Room D which is an Infant and toddler classroom. I have been teaching since 2006 and this is the profession I enjoy more developing our children and families for life.
My name is Ileana Matos Torres, I started as a Teacher Assistant at LULAC Head Start from 2018 by May 2022 I was promoted to teacher. I've been working with children for over 18 yrs. I started in Puerto Rico in 2002 as an Assistant Teacher for Aspira of Puerto Rico and in 2008 I became a Teacher for an Early Head Start. Currently, I am a teacher at the future leader center for room D which is an infant and toddlers classroom, and my role is to assist in the physical, emotional, and social development of all our children. Working with children has given me a sense of responsibility and satisfaction. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my children and grandchildren. I enjoy baking with them. I love going shopping and visiting new places with family and friends
It is my pleasure to introduce myself as Raquel Peguero. My passion is working with children and I have been doing so for the past four years. I am very excited to be here at LULAC as this is my first experience working with Head Start.