Education Program Specialist-Educator & School Excellence, Arizona Department of Education (ADE)
Raquel has years of experience within a variety of educational environments including public education, higher education, and state and federally funded education programs. She is passionate about supporting the schools in Arizona, and thus provides professional learning opportunities at many state conferences. She understands the importance in assisting and strengthening teachers’ practice to enhance student achievement. Raquel has partnered with Arizona Educational Foundation for the last four years serving as a participating judge of A+ School of Excellence. At the Department, she has taken on active roles in the following projects: Lead Facilitator of Family & Community Engagement Professional Developments, the Equitable & Inclusive Practices Advisory Council and the Latinx Advisory Council.