Lynmara Colón brings the perspective of a teacher, assistant principal, and principal—positions she has held since joining education in 2003. As principal, she served over 1,000 students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade and was able to increase reading engagement by leading a culture of innovative practices. She now heads the office that provides comprehensive registration services to English learners and immigrant children, instruction and professional learning, and parent engagement, including translation and interpretation services, to a school division serving over 90,000 students. These students represent 124 countries and 149 languages. She is one of the National School Board Association’s 20 to watch educational leaders and the co-author of “Empower Our Girls: Opening the Doors for Girls to Achieve More”. Colón holds two master’s degrees: a degree in curriculum and instruction, and the other in educational leadership. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in education through Old Dominion University.