George Lucas Educational Foundation

Nina Portugal

High School Teacher

Nina is passionate about students, equity, and adaptive teaching. She spent nine years in the classroom teaching high schoolers, the last seven of which were in Oakland Unified School District, focusing on English Language Development, English, and Ethnic Studies education. Nina previously taught English at a bilingual high school in the south of Spain and at a public Charter School in South Chicago. Most recently she transitioned out of the classroom to support teacher and leader learning at Mills Teacher Scholars in Oakland, California.


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