Marlena Gonzalez is a Teach Plus Los Angeles Teaching Policy Fellow. Marlena teaches 2nd grade in the dual language program at Vista del Valle Dual Language Academy, where she also serves as the dual language lead teacher. Marlena is a voting member of the school site council and is part of her school’s instructional leadership team. She has previously served as testing coordinator, intervention coordinator, and English language development expert. Marlena graduated from Boston University with a BA in Political Science.