Patricia Reguerin is currently the Executive Director of Escuela Popular and originally migrated with her family to the United States when she was 5 years old. Ms. Reguerin’s experience as an immigrant student gave birth to her passion for language acquisition and equity in education. Ms. Reguerin began her career as a childcare provider at Escuela Popular in 1986. It was then that Ms. Reguerin realized she wanted to become a teacher. In 1991, Ms. Reguerin graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and decided to continue for an additional year to obtain her Multiple Subject Bilingual Teaching Credential. Ms. Reguerin’s first teaching assignment was as a bilingual kindergarten teacher at San José Unified School District and she has since taught bilingual dual immersion grades K-2, served as a Migrant Education resource teacher, and a Title VII coordinator. Ms. Reguerin has a Master’s Degree in Bilingual/Bicultural Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Ms. Reguerin has completed her 25th year as an educator with 18 of those years in educational leadership. Ms. Reguerin is passionate about bilingual education and community centered leadership practices rooted in love and popular education.
Executive Director, Escuela Popular