Sarah Fresquez-Pena is a 2020 Teach Plus New Mexico Teaching Policy Fellow. She is a preschool special education teacher at Nye Early Childhood Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she serves on the leadership team. She is a Level III teacher with eight years of teaching experience in special education grades PreK to 5th grade in highly structured classroom program models for children with autism. Sarah provides professional development to district colleagues as a lead teacher for her district’s annual 5 Day Autism Training. Sarah earned her BA in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of New Mexico and an MA in Special Education from the University of New Mexico.