​Brenda Lopez

Guest Blogger

Educator, University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California

Brenda Lopez is currently earning her doctorate at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education. She earned her B.A. from Mount Saint Mary’s University, in Los Angeles, and her M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is the second eldest of six siblings whose parents both emigrated from Mexico. She is the mother of an 18-month-old future leader.

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Posted May 24, 2016

After Vergara, We Still Need to Do Right by Our Latino Children

Editor’s note: Readers should consider two recent developments related to the Vergara case referenced by the author. On May 24, the…

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Posted June 23, 2017

I Never Thought I’d Be Legally Allowed to Stay in This Country. Now I’m a Teacher.

I never thought I’d get here. I never thought I’d be legally allowed to stay in this country, be a college graduate or be a…

By Angelica Del Rio

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Posted June 23, 2017

This Mom Knows Oversized Classrooms and Overworked Teachers, She Didn’t Want That for Her Children

Where do you live, and what schools do your children attend? My family lives in Tacoma. My daughter attends Green Dot Destiny Middle School, and…

By Danielle Davies, Francesca McDaniel

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Posted June 21, 2017

Coffee Break: Kennan Scott on Cold Brew, Mad Scientists and Teaching STEM to Kids of Color

Kennan Scott teaches engineering at West Oakland Middle School in Oakland, California. Before becoming a teacher, he worked as a transit engineer, where he saw…

By Katelyn Silva

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