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Sara Nievas
Class of 2014

I chose my word in Spanish to represent my culture, which is a huge part of my life. This word means "teacher". I come from a family of teachers. My work as an instructor, classroom aide, and tutor have led me to consider teaching to be my passion. A teacher is nurturing, patient, and creative, which are key qualities to my personality. I love the challenge, and reflecting on how I can present concepts in a way that is comprehensible and meaningful to my students. I believe that everyone is a maestro in some form, as we all possess an ability that others can learn from.

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