Nearly 300 Attend First Latina Legacy Conference

by MCS Staff

On Friday, October 14, MCPS held its first Latina Legacy Conference, an event to empower young Latina female students. Keynote speaker Melissa Rivera, a communications specialist with the Department of Communications, spoke on overcoming imposter syndrome and reframing failures as redirections and opportunities.

Other speakers included: Alicia Deeny, principal at Richard Montgomery High School; Melissa Laureano, parent community coordinator; Paula Pero, world language resource teacher at Albert Einstein High School; Norca Yarborough, lead Emergent Multilingual Learners (EML) therapeutic counselor, and Karla Lopez-Arias, supervisor with Behavioral Health.

The conference included workshops on history, empowerment, mentorship and wellness; a career panel and a luncheon. Latina community leaders spoke with students about opportunities within and outside MCPS to help prepare them for their futures.

Courtesy of MCPS



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