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Shakira Lleras


Where did you grow up and what was your first language?

I grew up in Brentwood, Long Island. My first language was Spanish although I quickly transitioned to English.

What from your hometown do you wish you could find in New York City?

I wish I could have a back yard!

Where did you go to college?

NYU, Mercy College

What was your favorite book in middle school?

Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury


What is the best part of teaching at Hamilton Grange?

Having some creative freedom to design curriculum that connects to the real world and engages students.

What is your favorite thing to do when you are not teaching?

Spend time with my husband and daughters.

What is your favorite quote?

"The most important thing is to make the most important thing the most important thing."

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