ELL teacher, Claypool Elementary School

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Break the barriers and follow your dreams.

Brenda Herrera

What do you do?

I work with small groups of students from Kindergarten through 6th grade. I support their English language needs.

Why did you choose this field?

I became a National Geographic Certified Teacher. This course changed the way I teach and the way I think about our world.

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

One of my most important achievements was learning English and going to Indiana University after I was married and had a son. Whatever achievements I think are possible, I still have the opportunity to achieve them.

Why do you love working in STEM?

I love the idea of integrating this four different areas into my teaching and using it as the medium to teach English.

Best advice for next generation?

Break the barriers and follow your dreams.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

“Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.” Frida Kahlo

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