Jennifer Alvarez is a New York City public school teacher from the Bronx, NY. She migrated as a child from the Dominican Republic. Additionally, she is a product of the NYCDOE public school system. She graduated from Lehman College with degrees in Economics, 7-12 Social Studies and Educational Leadership. has been a teacher for the New York City Department of Education since 2011. Her “Teaching Philosophy” is deeply rooted in the belief that: “All students can learn”, as long as you empower them with life learning skills and teach them to be self-directed learners. She stands by utilizing a curriculum that promotes equity, incorporates “student voice” and is equipped with opportunities to develop 21st Century skills, and engages students with project-based learning that will allow them to gain relevant experiences and engage with communities.