Daniela Felix

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Student, UC Berkeley

Oakland, California

Daniela Felix is a first-generation college graduate who is now pursuing her passion of teaching through Teach For America in her home district, West Contra Costa Unified. After becoming a mother at a young age, Daniela’s passion for education justice only intensified and she began to fight for an equitable education for all children, regardless of background or zip code.

Daniela is a firm believer that every single child is capable of meeting high expectations if given the correct support. Daniela hopes to be a provider of that support. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband and her 4-year-old daughter.

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Posted June 27, 2019

Without Teach For America, I Wouldn’t Be Teaching in the Same Latinx Community Where I Grew Up

I have vivid memories of teachers joining my school communities and then saying goodbye to them only a few years…

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Posted May 14, 2018

I Graduated College So I Could Teach at My High School

At the end of my junior year, I was expecting my daughter Alyssa, who was born right before my senior…

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Posted Dec. 22, 2017

I Can’t Be the Best Teacher Without Self-Care

It’s hard to ignore how fast the school year is flying by. I vividly remember the week before school started.…

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Posted Oct. 31, 2017

I Didn’t Just ‘Settle’ for Teaching, I Joined TFA Because I Wanted to Teach

It is no secret that teachers in the U.S. are underpaid for one of the hardest jobs available, if not…

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Posted Sep. 27, 2017

You Can’t Deny Our Stories. We Are First-Generation Students Organizing for a Revolution in Our Schools.

For first-generation college students, having to overcome some adversity is often a common shared experience. Despite the challenges we have…

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Posted Oct. 18, 2016

I’m a First-Generation Latina at UC Berkeley and I Thought I Wouldn’t Make It

Since my first visit in the third grade, I dreamed of attending University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley). During my…

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Posted July 29, 2021

You Can and Must Foster Belonging, Acceptance, and Support for Your LGBTQIA+ Students. It’s a Matter of Life and Death.

Many young people see belonging as a quest to fit in, but it’s so much deeper than that. Belonging means accepting, celebrating, and including our…

By Casey Pettit

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Posted July 26, 2021

At Freedom School Literacy Academy, Black Pride and Academic Achievement Go Hand-in-Hand

Erika Asikoye is the Director of the Freedom School Literacy Academy (FSLA) at The Center for Black Educator Development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The FSLA, for…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 27, 2021

15 Questions That Predominantly White Schools Should Ask When Engaging in Non-Performative Anti-Racist Work

Last week, I had a consulting call with a potential client (a white teacher), who teaches in a predominantly white school/neighborhood and wants to engage…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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