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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Edna Bosseau

edna bosseauI was born in Mexico and came to the United States when I was five. I am a proud MPS alumna who attended Alexander Mitchell, then ALBA, Roosevelt Middle, then graduated from Rufus King. Following high school, I attended Alverno College and graduated with honors in 2017. I worked at Carmen Southeast High School for the past four years. Recently I was hired at Rufus King, my alma mater, to teach math. My professional life has been influenced by being Latina because I have often had to be the first to try something. I studied mathematics in college and there were not a lot of Latinas in my classes. I was the first in my family to receive a college degree.

Being Latina to me means building a community where everyone can succeed. I think one of the biggest lessons I learned about being Latina is that when I win, everyone in my community wins. I know my role as a Latina educator is to help inspire other students of color to push themselves to be who they want and support them to get meaningful careers. I am very lucky to get to work with my former teachers. Each day I remind my students to be proud of who they are, use their culture to help dismantle systems of oppression, and to be the best version of themselves.

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