At Roosevelt Elementary School in the low-income community of Scottsbluff, fourth-grade teacher Carolyn Escamilla does more than teach her students-she gives them hope. An alumna of Roosevelt, Mrs. Escamilla has played a key role in improving the school climate and expanding learning opportunities for its students. As a member of the school's technology committee, she not only uses state-of-the-art technology to enhance instruction, but also launched a program to loan used computers to students and parents in need. She received national recognition for an anti-gang and anti-graffiti program she co-founded, the Guadalupe Neighborhood Group. Mrs. Escamilla has served on the Governor's task force on early childhood education and has been a member of the Principal's Advisory Committee.
1993 Chadron State College, B.S.