Who: Katina Rondeau
What: Katina says the gift of education broke the welfare cycle she was raised in as a young child. To her, education is the only thing in life that can afford students the opportunity to lift them up from their adverse circumstances.
Where: Katina has taught core subjects in residential treatment facilities for foster teens and is currently a Special Education Teacher at Hilltop High Learning Center.
Why: She believes when she is able to engage with her students she is able to navigate them through life’s tough spots. In addition to teaching, this teacher is a mentor for the San Diego County Social Service and Foster Care System.