Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. I am of Puerto Rican descent. Educated in the New York City Public School System. Attended The City University of New York. BS:Criminal Justice Administration and Planning, M.Ed. Temple University, ESL Certificate Penn State University. Middle SchoolTeacher with the School District of Philadelphia, Completed the Philadelphia Writing Project affiliated with the National Writing Project. Currently at Cook Wissahickon Elementary School in Roxborugh, Pa.