Yezenia Reyes Rivero is a passionate educator. She was born in Cuba and moved to Florida in 2013 with her husband while they were expecting their twins. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Enrique Jose Varona University in Havana, Cuba. She started her career in Palm Beach County School District as a Community Language Facilitator in 2014 where she was able to advocate for the Hispanic community. It has been a difficult journey but she never gives up, after hours of dedication and after passing The Florida Teacher Certification she is fortunate to do what she likes the most and that is certainly teaching.
She is currently a teacher at Forest Hill High School where she teaches the Latinos in Action Course, a program that operates as a year-long elective course. The goal of this program is to empower Latino youth to lead and strengthen their communities through college and career readiness. She has been advocating for her students to have access to more Dual Language Programs since she believes being bilingual will open doors in her students’ future globally. She is the current Chair of Hispanic Caucus Committee and is one of the Board Directors of Latin Quarter West Palm Beach (Non-Profit Organization).
She is an EBC voting member at Forest Hill HS which ensures the climate at the school is positive and fair.