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Patty Candelaria

Position: Dyslexia Specialist
School: Kiker Elementary School
School District: Austin Independent School District
City, State: Austin, TX

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Patty Candelaria was nominated by her colleague, Leslie Anaya.

Ms. Candelaria is a National Board-certified teacher who also serves as a dyslexia specialist. She is an advocate for her students, not only in her school, but across Texas. She serves on the Texas National Board Coalition as Vice President of Advocacy. Ms. Candelaria has pushed through her own safety concerns during this pandemic to ensure her students are being served, and that their social-emotional learning needs are being met.