Elena Regalado

Hometown: Arlington, Texas
University: UT Austin College of Education
Teaching Interest: Elementary School Special Education

Elena has wanted to be a teacher since the age of three. She began gaining experience at a young age when she played school with her parents, who are both educators. 

Elena envisions her future classroom as a place where she teaches her students how to be kind and creative members of society — where they explore beyond the basic curriculum. She believes that, just because some students may not have certain resources at home, doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have the same opportunities in life. Elena looks forward to specializing in special education so she can learn to work with students who learn differently — not around them.

"Comparison is the death of joy, and the only person you need to be better than is the one you were yesterday." - Rachel Hollis
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