Liz Cortes

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As a college student with field experience in an elementary classroom, I want to empower my future students with both the professional and personal skills that build off of their backgrounds and identities to optimize their success beyond the classroom.

I am currently attending the University of Texas at Austin completing a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Teaching Certification for Social Studies grades 7th-12th.

I am interested in education because I believe that education and knowledge are the keys to creating real change. A goal for myself throughout my teaching career is to always find and implement new strategies in my classroom; to continue to grow with each school year.

In 2020, I graduated from YES Prep Southeast and I believe attending this charter school was impactful to my current success as it provided both structure and resources when it came to building professional skills and a path for college.