Ivonne Orozco

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Teacher

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Ivonne Orozco is the 2018 New Mexico Teacher of the Year. She teaches high school Spanish in Albuquerque. As a first-generation college student, immigrant, former DACA recipient, queer woman of color, Ivonne has found her voice in education through her intersectionalities. Ivonne is a co-founder of Teachers Against Child Detention.

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Posted July 17, 2019

These Award-Winning Teachers Say to Close the Detention Centers and Bring the Children to Our Classrooms

This post is an open letter to the Trump administration, signed by 45 former State Teachers of the Year and…

By Ivonne Orozco, Mandy Manning, Heidi Crumrine

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Posted Sep. 21, 2020

Advocating for My Students Requires Being Political on My Own Time

With election season upon us, like clockwork, the collective efforts to stifle the political opinions of educators has begun. Navigating this climate requires a nuanced…

By Lindsey Jensen

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Posted Sep. 23, 2020

We Must Vote for the Candidates Who Will Implement the Right Policies for Our Kids

I first met Shennell McCloud when she was Director of Recruitment, and then as Director of Advocacy for KIPP New Jersey, a charter school network…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Sep. 22, 2020

I Hope I Never Lose Another Student to Suicide

“I’m going to end it!” Unsure of what I heard, I questioned back, “End what?”  Her response was, “My life!” This brief encounter led to…

By Jill Miesner

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