06/01/16  •  Des Moines

Teaching the dandelion children

Growing up in Ecuador, Clemencia Spizzirri recounts how poverty was not far from view. And she shares an encounter changed everything.

From the event: Growing Up

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Clemencia Spizzirri

Clemencia Spizzirri is a language acquisition teacher, and is passionate about humanizing education through cultural awareness. In 2015 she became Iowa’s Teacher of the Year, the first Latina to achieve the honor. She enjoys traveling, learning and spending time with family. Originally from Quito, Ecuador, Clemencia’s enthusiasm to promote equity and quality in education started at a young age.

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