Nikki Jarquin

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School Counselor, Montgomery County, Maryland

Montgomery County, Maryland

Nikki Jarquin is a licensed professional school counselor in Montgomery County, Maryland. She earned her undergraduate degree in 2006 from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and her Masters in Counselor Education from McDaniel College in 2011. In June 2017 she successfully defended her dissertation titled, “An Investigation of the Effects of a Professional Development on Teacher Efficacy and Cultural Competency in Working with Latino English Language Learners” and earned her Doctor of Education with a specialization in counseling from The Johns Hopkins University School of Education.

Dr. Jarquin’s parents immigrated from El Salvador and she attended pubic schools for her K-12 education. She and her husband reside in Maryland and have two boys who also attend public school.

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Posted Aug. 11, 2020
Black man and white woman siting in chairs and having a conversation

Advocating for My Students Means Calling Out Racist Statements From Educators

I have done a lot of self-reflection over the last few weeks. I am angry with myself. I, who pride…

By Nikki Jarquin

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Posted Aug. 27, 2018

The Last Thing We Need Is a Negative Teacher. 5 Tips to Keep It Positive This School Year.

It’s that time of year again. The start of a new school year presents teachers with the opportunity to create new…

By Nikki Jarquin

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Posted Apr. 12, 2018

It Wasn’t Enough to Just Be Latina, My Students Needed Me to Be Culturally Competent

I am a Latina educator and I have spent most of my career working with Black and Brown students. Initially,…

By Nikki Jarquin

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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…

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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…

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