Lilia Guimaraes teaches Language Arts, ESL, and Portuguese while serving as the Coordinator for Concurrent Enrollment at the New America School – Lakewood in Louisville, Colorado. NAS was founded with the specific purpose of serving new immigrant students and English Language Learners. Lilia has serve on the Data Team for all three NAS schools and led the Language Arts Professional Learning Community. In 2010 an 2012, Jeffco School District honored her with the Valuing People Award. Lilia looks forward to being part of the changes in education sweeping through the country and becoming an effective, empathetic, and innovative principal.