Lizet Velazquez

San Lorenzo Teacher Residency at Alder GSE

Resident, Cohort 2019–2020
Residency Placement: Del Rey Elementary School
Mentor: Barbara Wellman

What is your hometown? Hayward, California

What college did you attend? California State University, East Bay

What degree did you earn? BS in Criminal Justice

What inspired you to teach? I got inspired to teach when I started working with underprivileged and at-risk youths.

Why did you choose Alder’s Teacher Residency program? I chose the Alder Teacher Residency program because it gave me the opportunity to teach where I grew up and make a difference in my community.