Evelyn Pizarro

Title

Evelyn Pizarro

Description

Evelyn Pizarro was born in Puerto Rico and migrated to Buffalo with her family. Her father originally travelled to Western New York as a migrant worker and eventually decided to stay in the area and establish a home for him and his family. Evelyn remembers growing in Buffalo and travelling with her family to the farm in North Collins. Despite her father’s wishes, Evelyn finished high school and left home so she could attend the University. She met her husband Jose Pizarro while she was studying to become an educator. They both became incredibly active in the Hispanic community and helped establish various community based organizations throughout the community. After graduating, Evelyn became an educator in the Buffalo Public schools and went on to become the first Hispanic and female principal in the Public Schools. She was very dedicated to enriching the lives of Hispanic students and worked very hard to create and maintain the bilingual program that still exists to this day. Evelyn focuses this interview on what she had to do to keep families in the community interested in their children’s educations.
Evelyn Pizarro nació en Puerto Rico y migró a Búfalo con su familia. Su padre originalmente viajó a Nueva York del Oeste como trabajador migrante y eventualmente decidió que quería quedarse en la región y llevó a su familia para que pudiera establecer un hogar. Evelyn recuerda de su niñez cómo crecía en Búfalo y viajando con su familia a las granjas de North Collins. A pesar de los deseos de su padre, Evelyn terminó la secundaria y dejó la casa para que pudiera asistir a la universidad. Ella conoció a su esposo José Pizarro mientras estudiaba a ser docente. Ellos se ponían muy activos en la comunidad hispana y ayudaron a establecer varias organizaciones de la comunidad alrededor de la comunidad. Después de graduarse, Evelyn se volvió a ser docente en las Buffalo Public Schools y logró de ponerse la primera principal hispana en las escuelas públicas. Ella era muy dedicada al enriquecimiento de las vidas escolares de sus estudiantes hispanos y trabajaba fuertemente a crear y mantener un programa bilingüe que todavía existe hoy en día. Evelyn enfoca la entrevista en todo lo que tenía que hacer para mantener el interés educativo en las familias hispanas para que siguieran apoyando a los estudiantes a adelantar.

Source

Hispanic Heritage "Bring Us Your History!" Project

Publisher

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

Date

2014-07-22

Rights

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Language

English

Location

Buffalo, NY

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