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Michael Diaz
ELA-E Literacy


My name is Michael Diaz-Rivera, I grew up in Colorado Springs before making my home in Denver 5 years ago.

I am excited to be a part of a team and school that engages with the community and maintains a long standing history within DPS. Going into my second year of teaching, I am confident that my years of experience working alongside of my own community through mentorship, activism, organizing and public speaking will gauge my students and increase their cognitive skills beyond academics. I believe that education is holistic, inspired through environment, influential people, and differentiated education.
My passion has always been teaching, inspiring, and challenging children to love learning. I believe we all have something to contribute and I learn so much from my students each day. With a mindset focused on growth and teamwork I see myself only as strong as our weakest player, with an “I can” attitude, there is nothing that can hold us back from greatness! I will continue to hold the bar high as we advance together and accomplish our goals. “Iron sharpens Iron”, let’s work!