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Summer Principals Academy
The Education Leadership Program in the Department of Organization and Leadership
Vanessa Cuarenta is a 1st grade dual-language teacher at Rosemont Elementary, a PK-5th grade school which serves a largely low-income community of 600 students in Fort Worth, Texas. Vanessa also serves as grade level chair and established the 1st grade after school tutoring program targeting emerging readers. Additionally, her students earned the Istation Reading Award 2012 for the highest Tier 3 reading growth in the Fort Worth and Dallas Independent School Districts. Vanessa wants to lead an elementary urban school to success by ensuring that all students exit performing on or above grade level allowing students to develop alongside with their teachers and families various pathways to success.