Founding School Leader, Educator, Margarita Florez is one of Hispanic Lifestyle’s 2013 Latinas of Influence.
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About our Latina of Influence – Margarita Florez
Margarita Florez joined KIPP LA in 2010 as a founding principal of KIPP Comienza Community Prep. Margarita came to KIPP LA from the KIPP Foundation, where she recruited outstanding educators and leaders to build KIPP schools all across the country. Prior to joining KIPP, Margarita worked as a second grade teacher and instructional coach for three years at Think College Now, a college-preparatory public elementary school in Oakland.
Prior to that, Margarita taught first grade at Rowan Avenue Elementary School in East Los Angeles for two years, while completing her Masters of Arts in Elementary Education at Loyola Marymount University. Margarita earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley.