Nadia Lopez is a principle at one of the most underserved and violent neighbourhoods in New York. Because of the unfortunate environment of the kids, Nadia focuses her school around preparing these kids for the real world. Her school focuses on developing independence and critical thinking. Two characteristics rarely found in the education system. She’s a renegade principle who’s changed the lives of many children.
Including one 13 year old entrepreneur student in particular Vidal Chastanet who helped crowd fund 700 thousand dollars for the school.
“If you give a hungry man a fish, you feed him for a day, but if you teach him how to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.” Lao Tsu
Education creates change and so do great teachers.
Also published on Medium.