Lander Arrieta is currently a Curriculum Support Specialist with the Education Transformation Office of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The Education Transformation Office works with the historically lowest-performing 26 schools in Miami-Dade County, resolving to redefine both teaching and learning at these schools. Aside from his years teaching both Kindergarten and 4th grade, he has previously worked with Teach for America at their summer training institute in numerous capacities. Additionally, he has taken on leadership positions as both a former corps member and current alum of the program in the region. Lander received a B.A. in Economics and Spanish from the University of Florida in 2008 and holds a M.S.Ed. in Education and Social Change from the University of Miami. He is excited to learn from the diversity of experiences the cohort will bring to Columbia this summer and can't wait to extend his knowledge gained from SPA to teachers and students in Miami.