MCPS: Inaugural Latina Legacy Conference on Oct. 14

by Patrick Herron

Per Montgomery County Public Schools:
The Latina Legacy Conference will be held from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, at 15 W. Gude Dr. in Rockville. The conference will include workshops on history, empowerment, mentorship and wellness; a career panel and a mentor luncheon. Latina community leaders will talk to students about opportunities within and outside MCPS to help prepare them for their futures.

The keynote speaker is Melissa Rivera, communications specialist with the Department of Communications.

Panelists will include:

  • Alicia Deeny, principal, Richard Montgomery High School
  • Melissa Laureano, parent community coordinator
  • Paula Pero, world language resource teacher, Albert Einstein High School
  • Norca Yarborough, lead Emergent Multilingual Learners (EML) therapeutic counselor
  • Karla Lopez-Arias, supervisor, Behavioral Health

Female high school students will be invited by their respective schools to participate. Students are encouraged to contact their school’s Latina Legacy Conference (LLC) sponsor, if interested in attending.


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