CTU Organizer Linda Perales has wanted to be a teacher since first grade. But she never dreamed that, as a teacher, she would be forced to work outside, in sub-zero temperatures and blowing snow, to protect herself, her colleagues and their school community from COVID.
Jhoanna Maldonado moved around a lot when she was a kid, living for a time in Mexico. She saw first hand the inequities in education and realized, at an early age, that education is the key to addressing poverty.
“I became an educator because I wanted to get to the root of the problem, so I could be part of the solution,” she said.