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Dr. Velia Rincon

Dr. Velia Rincon is a first generation Chicana born in Guymon, Oklahoma and raised in Fruita, Colorado. Her parents were born in Chihuahua, Mexico and began their life in the United States from humble beginnings as fieldworkers. In 2000, she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology / Criminology at Colorado State University – Pueblo. Velia was accepted into the Human Development and Psychology Program with a concentration on Risk and Prevention and graduated with a Master of Education degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Home is Pueblo, Colorado where she has been a teacher, administrator, and co-founder of charter schools in Colorado and Wyoming that have a unique emphasis on Latino language, history, and culture. Velia also teaches Chicano Studies at Pueblo Community College. She recently completed a doctorate program in Educational Leadership with the University of Phoenix. Velia and her husband, Julian, have three amazing children (Andres, Maya, and J.J.) who sacrifice on daily basis so that she can give back to their community for the opportunities they have been afforded. As Managing Director, she looks forward to helping Teach For America grow roots in Pueblo and throughout Southern Colorado in our movement toward equity in education.