Sofia Gonzalez is a High School AP English teacher, College Instructor, and Education Activist from Illinois. She has been in the field of education for over a decade and has a curriculum focus of culturally responsive pedagogy and global competency frameworks. She also educates and empowers future teachers at Moreland University as an adjunct instructor. She obtained two Master’s degrees from the University of Phoenix Online in Secondary Education and St. Xavier University Chicago in Reading Instruction.In addition, she is co-founder and lead visionary for non-profit  Project 214. Inspired by her first classroom number, room 214, Project 214 provides resources to underserved teachers and students locally and abroad.She’s a sought-after public speaker who has received national teacher recognitions such as 2019 Top Educator of the Year with National Society of High School Scholars, 2020 Spirit of Education Award with National Safe Schools Convening, and 2020 Teacher as Hero Award with State Farm and National Liberty Museum. Project 214 is also a current recipient of the 10K Be More Grant with NSHSS on her organization’s current girl’s education campaign Her Turn.Sofia is currently a 2021-22 Fulbright Scholar with the Teachers for Global Classroom Cohort. In addition, she’s a fellow with Latinos for Education and Urban Leaders Fellowship. Each fellowship focuses on global education, leading from one’s cultural identity, and policy and practice regarding education equity.Sofia is lastly a teacher ambassador for United Planet and has facilitated multiple global virtual exchanges with her students and international communities tackling sustainable development goals.

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