Professional Development: Striving for Excellence
“It Starts With Us”
1st Classified Employee Conference
Monday, January 13, 2020
Madera South High School Campus
• Workshop Sessions
• Vendor Exhibits
• Refreshments • Raffle • Prizes
I did not drop out of high school and I definitely did not end up in prison. As a matter of fact, I graduated from California State University; Long Beach with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. I’ve come to realize that God has blessed me with a gift of speaking and a story to tell. Life has challenges, some small, some big, and my job is to help inspire people to win them, ESPECIALLY MY FAMILY: CURRENT AND FORMER FOSTER YOUTH. I am now on a mission to show every student that they can have a chance at a successful future… no matter their background!
Co-host of Despierta Valle Central
I was born in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico and moved to the United States with my family at the age of 13. I attended the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), where I studied international relations. In 1996, I helped create the only Spanish speaking newscast in Northern Nevada at KUVR Channel 68, a Univision affiliate at that time, where I worked as a News anchor and Reporter before moving to Fresno to work at KFTV Channel 21, Univision. One of my main goals is to be a positive role model, especially for the Hispanic youth.
Director of Personnel Commission
Chief of Human Resources
Madera Unified School District