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Meet Principal Bravo

I was born and raised in Mexico City, then migrated to the United States at the age of 14.  I learned English as a Second Language, worked in the fields in California near the Central Valley, and worked in factories and grocery stores while attending school.  I believe education is the key to success. For many people, education is a way to a better future, and education did it for me!  I received my Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Language and a minor in Latin-American Studies from the University of Stanislaus.  I taught in the classroom for nine years, all Spanish levels from basic to Advanced Placement (AP.) In addition, I taught computers, English Language Development, and leadership classes.  I was a professor of higher education for twelve years. I received a Master’s degree from the California State University of Sacramento and an administrative credential from the same institution. 

As a school administrator for the last ten years, I can simply say that education has opened many doors for me and my family.  It is due to my studies, that today I offer my services as Principal of Balboa Elementary, sharing this experience alongside many other professional staff members helping students and parents, and connecting our community in an amazing 21st Century ready environment.