Denise Romero is a 2020-2021 Teach Plus Illinois Early Childhood Educator Policy Fellow and is the lead preschool teacher and assistant director at Little Tykes II in Chicago, Illinois. As assistant director, Denise focuses on the Head Start Program as well as building communication with the families, and other administrative tasks. She previously worked on education reform at the high school level when she formed Voices of Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE), as part of the Brighton Park Neighborhood Council. Currently, she has a Professional Educator License and is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. Denise graduated from National Louis University with a BA in Early Childhood Education and an endorsement in English as a Second Language.