Cynthia L. Gonzalez was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, raised on the south side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is a proud product of Milwaukee Public Schools. Cynthia has an array of administrative and teaching experience. Most recently, she served as a school leader of Escuela Verde in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she was charged with leading curriculum and instruction, teaching and learning, student services, professional development, coaching and mentoring, and leading professional learning communities, as well as leading in strategic planning and visioning among other administrative roles.
As a school leader, Cynthia has had the opportunity to impact the academic and social emotional outcomes of all students through sustainable structures and systems centered on equitable practices. Her extensive educational experiences with youth align with her work to provide transformative education as a way to engage students in learning. She has designed and implemented student-centered, project-based, constructivist curriculum that integrates social justice, sustainability, and restorative justice themes school-wide.
Cynthia is a proud board member of Urban Ecology Center, Bembe Drum and Dance, and SERVE Marketing. She is part of the selection committee to distribute scholarship funds to organizations who support adult undocumented learners through the Mexican Consulate of Milwaukee. She also serves as the coordinator for the state of Wisconsin for the Mexico - United States Teacher Exchange Program (PROBEM). Cynthia is currently pursuing a doctoral program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Cynthia’s research interests include language acquisition, bilingual education, and collaborative leadership.