Geovanni Disus

Guest Blogger

Parent

Providence, Rhode Island

Geovanni Disus is a Belize-born father of two. His struggle to get an education for himself has motivated him to lift his voice in support of parents having access to great schools. When he’s not helping his kids with homework and volunteering at their school, he works as a translator and interpreter. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two children.

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Posted Mar. 23, 2015

School Choice Is My Kids’ Path to the American Dream

Coming from the small Central American country of Belize, it was difficult growing up, at least for me. We had…

By Geovanni Disus

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Posted June 6, 2019
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Posted June 5, 2019

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‘I Knew it Was Time to Leave My Classroom. I Hope 20 Years Was Enough.’

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