Priscilla supports the work of the Child and Family Policy team. Prior to joining Meadows Institute, Priscilla worked at Teach for America as Manager of Teacher Leadership Development and led the region’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work with a focus on anti-racist practices. There, she helped first- and second-year teachers reach ambitious goals in the classroom and supported growth of their individual leadership skillset with a focus on equity and systems change. This work inspired her interest in mental health and teacher well-being, as she saw first-hand the challenges teachers were facing. Priscilla also served as Co-chair of the Teach for America DACA Alumni Board, which involved supporting the incoming cohort of DACA teachers, training incoming teachers in supporting undocumented students and mixed status families, and extensive internal and external advocacy efforts. Her advocacy efforts also included working with social impact organizations on campaigns for the Dream Act. Prior to her coaching role, Priscilla taught biology at a Title 1 high school and established the campus’s first medical microbiology course.
Priscilla completed her Master of Education in Education Policy and Leadership at American University in Washington D.C., and is currently working on her Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.