Maria Xavier is a 2023-2024 Teach Plus Massachusetts Policy Fellow. Maria is a K-1 teacher at Dever Elementary in Boston, Massachusetts. She focuses on teaching all students to help them reach their full potential. She was part of the instructional leadership team as well as culture and climate to help create a better learning environment for students and a better working environment for teachers. She earned her BA in legal studies with a minor in education and Spanish from University of Massachusetts Amherst and an MEd in early childhood education from Eastern Nazarene College.