ABOUT THE COMMUNITY AMBASSADORS LEADING THE CONVERSATION
LISA CASTILLO-GUAJARDO, aka Mrs. G, is the proud principal of Mitchell Elementary in Houston ISD, the largest urban school district in Texas. She has worked in education for more than 15 years as a classroom teacher, literacy coach, and school administrator. She is a self-proclaimed bibliophile, passionate about literacy, and hopes to inspire everyone she meets to be a Reader Leader as well.
JESSICA HUNTER is an educator in New York. She has worked with the New York Times, was the recipient of the Educator of Excellence award and was recently selected by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to explore various approaches to educational policy. She’s taken coursework at Harvard and Stanford. Ms. Hunter has given presentations to national audiences on diverse voices, mindfulness in the classroom, and the intersectionality of gender, race and class. She is also the founder of the Kaia Womens’ Scholarship Fund which provides small grants to minority women from underprivileged backgrounds as they embark on their college careers. She has worked in education for more than a decade.