Interview with Johanna Lopez on December 10, 2018

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

00:00:00 Lopez was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, 00:12:00 Lopez decided to move to Orlando and started working in a car wash, even though she had a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts.  00:21:00 Lopez has been a teacher for 20 years at Colonia High School. In 2017, she was recognized as Orange County Teacher of the Year.  00:27:00 In 2018, Lopez was elected as the first Puerto Rican to the Orange County School Board district that represents a large number of Hispanics students. 00:36:00 Lopez mentions that this position is a non-partisan one and represents District 2 of Orange County, Florida. Lopez' slogan is “Familias Presentes, Estudiantes Excelentes” (Present Families, Excellent Students).


Date
December 10, 2018, Recording date
Interviewee
Johanna Lopez
Interviewer
Mareitssa Griggs
Duration
39m 4.0s
Location of interview

Orlando, FL

Language
English
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
JLop.2018.12.10
Related Keywords
Education, Bilingualism, Community leaders, Elected officials
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Soraya Marquez, Orange County Public Schools
Related Places
Orlando, FL (interview location)
Related Dates
2016 – 2018, Date mentioned
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Johanna Lopez on December 10, 2018: JLop.2018.12.10. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 14 Oct 2019.
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