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Summer Principals Academy

The Education Leadership Program in the Department of Organization and Leadership

Jonathan Dionisio Peña

About Jonathan

Jonathan Dionisio Peña teaches 5th grade Dual-Language at Seminary Hills Park Elementary School, a school that serves a population that is 85% Hispanic and 93% of the students receive free or reduced lunch. Mr. Peña has led his students to an average 2.5 years growth in English reading levels and has had 90% of his students apply and gain admission into highly selective magnet schools. He also serves on the district-employee relations committee, site-based decision making team, and parent-teacher association. Previously, Mr. Peña worked in Washington D.C at the Latin American Youth Center, teaching G.E.D. and English as a Second Language courses in the evening and prepared briefs as an assistant at the United States Department of State, Department of Western Hemisphere Affairs during the day. As a member of the 2014 SPA cohort, Mr. Peña hopes to gain the tools necessary to continue to empower students, teachers, and entire communities to overcome all obstacles and become successful.

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