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Living Our DPS Honoree: Cristina Simental-Alvarado

Sep. 23, 2021

Students First

Kindergarten ELA-S, MSLA

“Cristina embodies the value of Students First by making her room student-centered and focused. At the beginning of the year, Cristina had her room set up and arranged, but after hearing the idea of a ‘calm down’ corner from a peer, she shifted spaces to ensure that she could include this in her classroom. Additionally, rather than decorating the class her way, Cristina included students’ voices and student-created displays so that the students feel seen and heard in their room. Cristina is always striving to put Students First in all that she does.”

Hannah Gonzalez, Mathematics and Science Leadership Academy