LEAP Leadership Coach
Helda is responsible for the direct coaching and development of LEAP (Learning Together to Advance our Practice) Leaders at multiple DC Public Schools as part of Leading Educators/DCPS LEAP Program. She recently transitioned from Prince George’s County Public Schools, where she served as Principal for four years. Prior to that, she completed the New Leaders’ Principal Residency program and joined Teach For America to teach in Baltimore City. Helda received her B.A. from the University of Central Florida and M.A. from Johns Hopkins University. Helda is originally from Colombia and, as an English Language Learner, her goal has been to enhance the learning opportunities and achievement of all students with language, special, and other needs through effective professional learning and progress monitoring.