Red Pine has 900 students with 40 of them speaking Spanish as their first language. More than 15 other first languages are spoken among their student body of kindergarten through 5th grade.
Ms. Miralles came from Caracus, Venezuela to the US at age 8 speaking no English. She finished her studies back in Venezuela and later worked for 4 years as an ESL teacher in Illinois before joining Red Pine as their ESL specialist in 2005. She will receive her award at the 2010 Human & Civil Rights Awards Dinner on July 2 in the Grand Ballroom of the New Orleans Convention Center. Congratulations! Happy International Women's Day!