English Center for Early Literacy Success
Angel grew up in Richmond, Virginia with often traveling to Washington, DC to visit her father. From her lived experiences of the two cities, she saw early on how culture, language, and economic status impacted a child’s confidence with “speaking up” in the class setting an overall school success.
After her studies at George Mason University where she received her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Masters in Curriculum and Instruction PreK-3rd grade, she dedicated her professional work to creating spaces where children felt safe to share their stories and take part in the learning program through natural conversations and academic discourse.
Most recently, Angel worked for the District of Columbia Public Schools as a Preschool Teacher and as as an Instructional Specialist for Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms. Prior to that experience, she worked with several school systems and organizations as a consultant to support their staff professional development and wellness trainings, held a position as a director of an early learning center, and taught kindergarten and second grade for Prince George County, Maryland and Alexandria, Virginia.
Angel looks forward to her role with Stand as a Writer for the Great First Eight curriculum. Her work will be dedicated to invoking curiosity and amplifying the voices of our youngest learners. In her free time, she likes to be in nature, read, dance to a good reggae or soca beat, and to share snuggles with her 1-year-old daughter.