Celeste is an Operations Manager on the School Design Services team, working to design experiences that make others feel represented, respected, and re-energized for learning.
Prior to joining Transcend, Celeste taught high school English in Richmond, California. Celeste was drawn to Transcend because she is enthusiastic about reimagining and redesigning K-12 education. She’s inspired by the possibilities this unprecedented presents.
Celeste is a Teach for America and a Latinos for Education teacher alumna. She holds a B.A. in English and a minor in Education from the University of California, Berkeley.
Although she’s originally from Boyle Heights in East Los Angeles, she currently resides in the Bay Area. In her free time, Celeste enjoys reading, stitching, exploring the outdoors, and sharing meals with others.
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Leaps for Equitable, 21st-Century Learning
Transcend’s Leaps for Equitable, 21st-Century Learning describes the key ways we believe the student experience must change so that schools can prepare all young people to thrive in and transform the world.
Transform Learning with Community-Based Design
Community-based design is a collaborative and local process that brings together young people, educators, administrators, caregivers, and experts to redesign learning. It goes beyond traditional school improvement initiatives by involving the entire community in reshaping the purpose and design of education.