La vida no tiene que ser perfecta para ser hermosa. In English, it means 'Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.'
She makes a difference every day in the lives of her students!
Cynthia was nominated by her daughter, Brianna. Brianna says, “My mom is the most amazing person I know. As a Spanish-speaking migrant worker living in Montana at 12 years old, she struggled severely in her English-speaking school. However, instead of running from her challenges, she faced them head-on. Cynthia then went on to graduate high school and become a first-generation college student. She chose to major in education and teach at bilingual campuses so that she could teach Spanish-speaking students. Cynthia wanted to be the teacher that she needed when she was a child.”
"As she was teaching full-time, she went back to school to attain her master’s degree in hopes of eventually becoming a principal," Brianna says. "After years of training and education, Cynthia finished her master’s degree and eventually became a principal. She then went on to open up a brand new bilingual campus and devoted all her time and energy to her staff and students. Cynthia served her school district for over 20 years as an educator and is beloved by the community. Just in the past year, Cynthia became Bilingual Director of a new school district where she can change even more lives.”
Cynthia says one of her favorite quotes is, “La vida no tiene que ser perfecta para ser hermosa. In English, it means 'Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.' I am a firm believer that in life we all face challenges and disappointments, but the human spirit can overcome any obstacle!”