Puerto Rico And The American Dream: Case Study

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Myrmarie Graw-Gonzalez is a Professor of the Social Science Department of the Gateway High School at the Osceola County School District, in Kissimmee, Florida. She has received her Masters of Arts in History with the distinction award of Cum Laude, from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. Her dissertation is entitled "Puerto Rico and the American Dream: A closer connection to the suburban: Case study of Levittown, Toa Baja, Puerto Rico”. Ms. Graw-Gonzalez has taught at the Junior High and High School levels as a Social Studies teacher. Additionally, she acted as a long-term substitute in the elementary school setting for an entire school year, which gave her the K-12 experience. She graduated with Magna Cum Laude distinction from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus earning a degree of Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education and earned a minor in History. …show more content…

After this five-year mission, she shifted to the Maria Libertad Gomez Junior High School in which she informally excelled as the safety coordinator and parent liaison for the school. Ms. Graw-Gonzalez was able to successfully create a task force encompassed of faculty members, social workers, paraprofessionals, deputy officers, and parents in efforts to create a program that would function properly in a safe school situated in an unreceptive environment. She also functioned as the teacher’s labor union planner for each one of the schools in which she was appointed, as well as the serving the role of liaison and point person to the local news stations. As the labor union planner, a major accomplishment was to bring in funding and support for the materials and needs of the school to be able to function properly in its day to day role for the community and

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